Turkmenistan

geographical name
Turk·​men·​i·​stan | \ (ˌ)tərk-ˌme-nə-ˈstan How to pronounce Turkmenistan (audio) , -ˈstän; (ˌ)tərk-ˈme-nə-ˌstan, -ˌstän \

Definition of Turkmenistan

country in central Asia bordering on the Caspian Sea; capital Ashgabat area 188,456 square miles (488,100 square kilometers), population 5,411,000

Note: Turkmenistan was a constituent republic, the Turk*men Republic \ ˈtərk-​mən How to pronounce Turkmenistan (audio) \ , of the Soviet Union from 1925 to 1991.

Other Words from Turkmenistan

Turkmen \ ˈtərk-​mən How to pronounce Turkmenistan (audio) \ adjective
Turkmenian \ ˌtərk-​ˈmē-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Turkmenistan (audio) \ adjective

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18 May 2021

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“Turkmenistan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turkmenistan. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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