Halaç

Halaç
Halaç is located in Turkmenistan
Halaç
Halaç
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 38°04′N 64°53′E / 38.067°N 64.883°E / 38.067; 64.883Coordinates: 38°04′N 64°53′E / 38.067°N 64.883°E / 38.067; 64.883
CountryFlag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
ProvinceLebap Province
DistrictHalaç District
Time zoneUTC+5

Halaç is a city and capital of Halaç District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan.[1]

Etymology

Halaç (Halach) is the name of an ancient Oghuz Turkmen tribe. The meaning is obscure. Early linguists divided the name into two parts, gal aç ("remain hungry") or gal, aç ("stay, open"). Vambery considered it to be a corruption of gylyç ("sword").[2]

References

  1. ^ "OpenStreetMap / Districts in Turkmenistan".
  2. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. pp. 282–283.
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