designating or of the Turkic languages or the peoples that speak them, esp. those of the E or SE group, as Uighur or Uzbek
Origin of TurkiPersian ; from Turkish Türk
Of or relating to the Turkic language subfamily, especially the eastern Turkic languages, or their speakers.
nounpl. Turki or Tur·kis
- The Turkic language subfamily, especially the eastern Turkic languages.
- A member of a Turki-speaking people.
Origin of TurkiPersian turkī, from Turk, Turk, from Turkish T&udie;rk; see Turk.