Turkistan

geographical name
Tur·​ki·​stan | \ ˌtər-kə-ˈstan How to pronounce Turkistan (audio) , -ˈstän; ˈtər-kə-ˌstan, -ˌstän\
variants: or Turkestan

Definition of Turkistan

region of central Asia between Iran and Siberia — see chinese turkestan, russian turkestan

Note: Turkistan is now divided between Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, and Afghanistan.

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