Definition 2024


East Turkestan


Proper noun

East Turkestan

Proposed National flag of East Turkestan
  1. Xinjiang.

Usage notes

  • This is a politically-charged term that was originally used to imply that the region belonged with the then-Russian-held regions to the west. Now it's mostly used by separatists who want to emphasize its non-Chinese character. See East Turkestan on Wikipedia for more.