Pronunciation: (too-rā'nē-un, tyoo-),[key] —adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to a group of Asian peoples or languages comprising nearly all of those that are neither Indo-European nor Semitic.
—n. 1. a member of any of the peoples speaking a Turanian, esp. a Ural-Altaic, language.
2. a member of any of the Ural-Altaic peoples.