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From Persian ترکستان(Torkestân), from Middle Persian twlkstʾn' (Turkestān), from twlk' (Turk) + -stʾn' (-estān).

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Turkestan

  1. (historical) The regions of Central Asia lying between Siberia to the north; Tibet (Xizang) and Xinjiang, China, modern-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran to the south; the Gobi Desert to the east; and the Caspian Sea to the west.

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Former Russian Turkestan (before 1917 revolution):

Former Chinese Turkestan:

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Turkestan c (genitive Turkestans)

  1. (historical) Turkestan