Khotanese meaning

kō'tə-nēz', -nēs'
A Middle Iranian language preserved in Buddhist and secular documents from eastern Chinese Turkistan that date from about the fifth through the tenth century ad.
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Origin of khotanese

  • After Khotan , ancient kingdom centered around modern Hetian (Xinjiang Uygur), where the language was spoken from Khotanese Hvatana- s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition