Orkhon Turk

Or·​khon Turk | \ ˈȯrˌkän- \

Definition of Orkhon Turk

: one of a Turkish tribe in the 8th century occupying the drainage of the Orkhon river in north central Mongolia, practicing intensive irrigation agriculture and using a runic alphabet derived from Aramaic

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from Orkhon river, northern Mongolia

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“Orkhon Turk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orkhon%20Turk. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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