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Meaning of Turanian

Tu•ra•ni•an

Pronunciation: (too-rā'nē-un, tyoo-), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to a group of Asian peoples or languages comprising nearly all of those that are neither Indo-European nor Semitic.
  2. Ural-Altaic.
—n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.