- 1. a member of a town-dwelling Turkic people of Turkestan and Uzbekistan.2. the Turkic language of the Uzbeks.
* * *▪ peopleany member of a Central Asian people found chiefly in Uzbekistan, but also in other parts of Central Asia and in Afghanistan. The Uzbeks speak either of two dialects of Uzbek, a Turkic language of the Altaic family of languages. More than 16 million Uzbeks live in Uzbekistan, 2,000,000 in Afghanistan, 1,380,000 in Tajikistan, 570,000 in Kyrgyzstan, and smaller numbers in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Sinkiang in China.The Uzbek designation is thought to refer to Öz Beg (Uzbek), the Mongol khan under whom the Golden Horde attained its greatest power. The Uzbeks grew out of a mingling of ancient, settled Iranian populations with a variety of nomadic Mongol or Turkic tribes that invaded the region between the 11th and the 15th century. The former were ethnically similar to the Tajiks, and the latter included Kipchaks, Karluks, and Turks of Samarkand (relatively more Mongolized groups). A third element was added with the invasion of Mongol nomadic tribes under the leadership of Muḥammad Shaybānī Khan in the early 16th century.The great majority of Uzbeks are Sunnite Muslims of the Ḥanafī rite, a group noted for the acceptance of personal opinion (raʾy) in the absence of Muslim precedent. The Uzbeks, especially the urban Uzbeks, are considered to be the most religious Muslims of Central Asia; early marriages for young girls, bride-price, and religious marriages and burials are among the traditions still practiced. The Uzbeks are the least Russified of those Turkic peoples formerly ruled by the Soviet Union, and virtually all still claim Uzbek as their first language.
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Uzbek — [ooz′bek, uz′bek΄] n. 1. a member of a Turkic people living mainly in Uzbekistan and neighboring regions 2. the Turkic language of this people adj. of the Uzbeks or their language or culture … English World dictionary
Uzbek — 1. noun a) A person from Uzbekistan or of Uzbek descent. b) The language of Uzbekistan. 2. adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Uzbekistan, the Uzbek people or the Uzbek language … Wiktionary
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Uzbek — ISO 639 3 Code : uzb ISO 639 2/B Code : uzb ISO 639 2/T Code : uzb ISO 639 1 Code : uz Scope : Macrolanguage Language Type : Living Individual languages : Identifier : uzn Name: Northern Uzbek Individual languages : Identifier : uzs Name:… … Names of Languages ISO 639-3
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uzbek — ouzbek uzbek … Dictionnaire des rimes
Uzbek — [ ʊzbɛk, ʌz ] noun 1》 a member of a Turkic people living mainly in Uzbekistan. ↘a native or national of Uzbekistan. 2》 the Turkic language of Uzbekistan. Origin the name in Uzbek … English new terms dictionary