Definition of Uzbek in English:

Uzbek

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Pronunciation: /ˈʊzbɛk
 
, ˈʌz-/

noun

1A member of a Turkic people living mainly in the republic of Uzbekistan and also in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan.
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  • They were a representative ethnic mix of the region: Russians, Uzbeks and Kazakhs.
  • Uzbek is the language of about twenty million Uzbeks living in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
  • The Uzbeks are the world's second-largest group of Turkic people (after the Turks of Turkey).
1.1A native or inhabitant of Uzbekistan.
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  • Uzbeks felt that foreign rulers were being imposed upon them.
  • Two Uzbeks, a Kuwaiti and a Saudi national were arrested.
  • The Ferghana Valley spans neighbouring Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, with Uzbeks having strong bonds with the Kyrgyz.
2 [mass noun] The Turkic language of Uzbekistan, having some 16 million speakers.
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  • Their languages were different - Uzbek and Russian - but they shared the same fear and anger.
  • It's pretty much impossible to hold a job unless you speak Uzbek.
  • I studied some Uzbek and the grammar is slightly different.

adjective

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Relating to Uzbekistan, the Uzbeks, or their language.
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  • But with the loosening of state control in the 1980s, a new generation of writers renewed the Uzbek language and Uzbek themes.
  • The forum was attended by producers of fruit and wine, by representatives of Uzbek banks, industry organisations, and tourism associations.
  • The picture of this woman selling bread is significant because of the unique role of bread in Uzbek life and cuisine.

Origin

the name in Uzbek.

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