Turkic does not mean Turkish
Webster 1913. Turkic is these days the name for the language family
formerly known as Turco-Tatar
, and which includes not only Turkish and Tatar
but many other Central Asia
n languages, such as Uzbek
, and Bashkir
They are characteristically agglutinative and have vowel harmony.
It is widely though not universally believed to be part of a larger family called Altaic, together with Mongolian and Manchu.