Pronunciation: (too-rā'nē-un, tyoo-), [key]
1. belonging or pertaining to a group of Asian peoples or languages comprising nearly all of those that are neither Indo-European nor Semitic.
1. a member of any of the peoples speaking a Turanian, esp. a Ural-Altaic, language.
2. a member of any of the Ural-Altaic peoples.
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