Pan-Turanianism

noun
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variants: or less commonly Pan-Turanism \ ˈpan+ \

Definition of Pan-Turanianism

: a political and cultural movement of the early 20th century having as its principal aim the union of all peoples having a common Turkish heritage

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History and Etymology for Pan-Turanianism

pan-turanianism from pan- + turanian + -ism; pan-turanism from pan- + Turan, ancient desert and steppe region of Central Asia north of Iran corresponding to the regions around the Jaxartes and Oxus in modern Uzbek and Kazakh Republics of the U.S.S.R. + English -ism

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“Pan-Turanianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pan-Turanianism. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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