Meaning of Turkestan


Pronunciation: (tûr"ku-stan', -stän'), [key]
— n.
  1. a vast region in W and central Asia, E of the Caspian Sea: includes territory in the S central part of Xinjiang province in Chinaora strip of N Afghanistan, and the areacomprising the republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan), Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan), Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
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