Definition of Turkistan

1. Noun. A historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West.

Exact synonyms: Turkestan
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Asia



Definition of Turkistan

1. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of Turkestan) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turkistan

Turkish coffee
Turkish coffees
Turkish corsair
Turkish delight
Turkish delights
Turkish lira
Turkish monetary unit
Turkish pizza
Turkish saddle
Turkish tobacco
Turkish towel
Turkishly
Turkishness
Turkism
Turkisms
Turkistan
Turkmen
Turkmen SSR
Turkmen monetary unit
Turkmenia
Turkmenistan
Turkmens
Turko-
Turko-Tatar
Turkologist
Turkologists
Turkoman
Turkomans
Turkomen
Turkophone

Literary usage of Turkistan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1870)
"RUSSIAN EXPLORATIONS IX turkistan. of the Geographical Society, to lay down the longitude of Kashgar two degrees east of that assigned by the Jesuits ..."

2. Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv by Henry Lansdell (1885)
"turkistan temperature compared with that of Asia generally. ... turkistan," in its widest acceptation, signifies the country of the Turks, and is bounded on ..."

3. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"The term turkistan is more properly applied to this country than any other geographical ... One traveller in turkistan had, however, a marked feeling for ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1887)
"( ) Mr. AD Carey's Travels in turkistan and Tibet. THE attention of geographers has Leen so much occupied of late by the proceedings of General ..."

5. Chinese Central Asia: A Ride to Little Tibet by Henry Lansdell (1894)
"Grata Europe, Russian turkistan, Tr. Syria. „ Purpurina Hb. . ... Syria, etc., and valis Gn. Russian turkistan. „ Chlorotica v. Viri- dis Stgr. . ..."

6. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1844)
"Thus Eastern turkistan, or the domain of ... in turkistan, partly inhabited by Turks and in part by Mongoles, is now within the limits of the Chinese empire ..."

7. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1874)
"Khiva and turkistan. Translated from the Russian by Captain H. Spalding, FRGS London, 1874. 9. T/te Russians in Central Asia. ..."

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