Turanian

noun
Tu·​ra·​ni·​an | \tu̇-ˈrā-nē-ən, tyu̇-, -ˈrä- \

Definition of Turanian 

1 : a member of any of various peoples speaking Ural-Altaic languages

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Turanian adjective

First Known Use of Turanian

circa 1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Turanian

Persian Tūrān Turkestan, the region north of the Amu Darya

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The first known use of Turanian was circa 1777

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