Definition of Turkic in English:


Syllabification: Tur·kic
Pronunciation: /ˈtərkik


  • Of, relating to, or denoting a large group of closely related Altaic languages of western and central Asia, including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uighur, Uzbek, and Tatar.
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    • Central Asia largely speaks Turkic languages.
    • Kyrgyz is a Turkic language, most closely related to Kazak.
    • The Uzbek language belongs to the Turkic family of languages.


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  • The Turkic languages collectively.
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    • Although it has borrowed many words from Arabic, Turkic, Persian, and Russian, Georgian has remained distinctive.
    • Karthli is distinct from Indo-European, Turkic, and Semitic languages.
    • It contains many Turkic, Persian, and Arabic elements.


mid 19th century: from Turk + -ic.

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