Definition of Meskhetian in US English:

Meskhetian

noun

  • A member of a predominantly Muslim Turkic people, indigenous to Georgia but deported in large numbers to Uzbekistan in 1944.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Meskhetians. Especially in "Meskhetian Turk".

Origin

1970s. From Meskhetia, the name of a region in south-western Georgia bordering Turkey (Russian Mesxetija, also transliterated Meskhetiya; Georgian Mesxeti, also transliterated Meskheti) + -an.