noun (plural same)
- 1A member of a people living mainly in Chuvashia.More example sentences
- The first clear mention of the Chuvash by that name comes from a Russian chronicle dated 1521, when they were already well-established as a culturally distinct group.
- An inscription dated from 1307 shows that some Chuvash had converted to Islam.
- These diverse groups lie scattered from the Caucasus and Ural mountains to eastern Siberia, and include the Tatars, Chuvash, Bashkirs, Sakha, Tuvans, Karachai, Khakass, Altays, and others.
- 2The language of the Chuvash, usually classified as Turkic.More example sentences
- In the eighteenth century the Russian Orthodox Church changed tactics; the Bible was translated into Chuvash and preachers began to use the Chuvash language.
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- Relating to the Chuvash or their language.More example sentences
- The Chuvash poet recounts how Khardzhiev personally, in a single sitting, corrected the manuscript of Camilla Gray's groundbreaking The Russian Experiment in Art.
- Late Tuesday, Putin confirmed that Nikolai Fyodorov would serve a fourth term as president of the Chuvash republic.
- When I was in Cheboksary in May I purchased a copy of Konstantin Ivanovs Narspi, a long poem that holds a prominent place in Chuvash literature.
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