Pronunciation: (tûr'kik), [key]
a family of closely related languages of southwest, central, and northern Asia and eastern Europe, including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, and Yakut.
of or pertaining to Turkic or Turkic-speaking peoples. Also called Turko-Tatar.
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