Meaning of Tocharian

To•char•i•an

Pronunciation: (tō-kâr'ē-un, -kär'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a central Asian people of high culture, who were assimilated with other peoples about the 11th centurya.d.
  2. the language of the Tocharians, an extinct Indo-European language, having an eastern dialectand a western dialectrecords of which date froma.d.c600–c1000.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Tocharians or their language.
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