Turkmen

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Turkmen or Turkoman or Turkman may refer to:

Peoples[edit]

Ethnic Turkmens fall into two distinct groups; confusingly, both of these are sometimes called both "Turkmen" and "Turcoman/men". Both are part of the wider grouping of Oghuz Turks.

  • Oghuz Turks, a large branch of Turkic peoples, historically Muslim nomadic Oghuz Turks (in the 10th–18th centuries)
Eastern or Central Asian/Iranian group:
  • Turkmens, a Turkic people located primarily in Central Asia, in Turkmenistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, and in the North Caucasus
  • Iranian Turkmen, an ethnic minority of Oghuz Turkish descent living in Iran
Western group
  • Iraqi Turkmen, an ethnic minority living in northern Iraq
  • Syrian Turkmen, an ethnic minority of Oghuz Turkish descent living in Syria
  • Yörüks, a semi-nomadic group in Anatolia often referred to as Turkmen in Turkey
  • Karapapaks or Terekeme, an ethnic minority living in Turkey, Iran and the South Caucasus

Azerbaijan[edit]

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