Relating to the Ottoman empire or to the Turkish dynasty of Osman I (Othman I).‘Among the many revolts in Bosnia against the bureaucratic rule of the Osmanli Turks that of 1830-31 under Hussein Aga deserves mention of the revolts in Herzegovina that of 1875.’
- ‘Under the leadership of the Osmanli Turks, Islam launched two subsequent attempts to conquer Europe - in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.’
- ‘The history of rise and decay repeated itself after the Osmanli Turks appeared on the scene.’
- ‘The Ottomans or Osmanlis established themselves in north-western Anatolia, expanding at the expense of Byzantium and the Italian trading colonies of the Aegean shores.’
- ‘Of the ten local emirates, or kingdoms, that arose in Turkish Anatolia after the Seljuq's disintegration, one quickly came to pre-eminence: that of Osman, who ruled in northwestern Anatolia and founded the Osmanli or Ottoman dynasty.’
nounplural noun Osmanli, plural noun Osmanlisdated
A Turk, especially of the period of the Ottoman empire.
Turkish, from the name Osman, from Arabic ‘uṯmān ‘Othman’ + the adjectival suffix -li see Osman I.
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