Russian Turkestan
geographical name region formerly comprising the republics of Soviet Central Asia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Russian Turkestan — the part of Turkestan formerly under Soviet control comprising the Kirghiz, Tadzhik, Turkmen & Uzbek republics and sometimes Kazakhstan: also called Western Turkestan * * * …   Universalium

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  • Russian Turkestan. — See under Turkestan. * * * …   Universalium

  • Russian Turkestan — Rus′sian Tur′kestan n. See under Turkestan …   From formal English to slang

  • Russian Turkestan — /rʌʃən ˈtɜkəstan/ (say rushuhn terkuhstahn), / stæn/ (say stan) noun → Turkestan …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Turkestan — • Details of Chinese Turkestan and Russian Turkestan Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Turkestan     Turkestan     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Turkestan — (literally meaning Land of the Turks ) is a region in Central Asia, which today is largely inhabited by Turkic peoples. It has been referenced in many Turkic and Persian sagas and is an integral part of Turan (though Turan dwarfs Turkestan in… …   Wikipedia

  • Turkestan — [tʉr′ki stan΄, tʉr′kistän΄] region in central Asia, extending from the Caspian Sea to the Gobi Desert, inhabited by Turkic speaking peoples: divided into RUSSIAN TURKESTAN & CHINESE TURKESTAN …   English World dictionary

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