A member of a predominantly Muslim Turkic people, indigenous to Georgia but deported in large numbers to Uzbekistan in 1944.
Of or relating to the Meskhetians. Especially in "Meskhetian Turk".
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.