Definition of Bashkir in English:

Bashkir

Line breaks: Bash|kir
Pronunciation: /baʃˈkɪə
 
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noun

  • 1A member of a Muslim people living in the southern Urals.
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    • Today, Islam is the second largest religion, after Russian Orthodoxy, with at least 19 million practitioners, and among ethnic minorities most Tatars, Bashkirs, Kazakhs, Chechens, and Avars, are Sunni Muslim.
    • 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.
    • He attracted a following of peasants, Old Believers, Ural mineworkers, and non-Russians such as Bashkirs and Kalmyks.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Turkic language of the Bashkirs, with about 1 million speakers.
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    • Bashkir is spoken principally in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan.
    • Bashkir (also referred to as Basquort/Bashkort) is spoken primarily in the republic of Bashkortostan between the Volga River and the Ural mountains in Russia.
    • A Turkic language, Bashkir is spoken by one in four residents of Bashkortostan.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Bashkirs or their language.
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    • A Rosneft spokesman did not deny the company was interested in the Bashkir assets, the paper said.
    • Ufa, with its significant Bashkir population, was one of three ARA districts inhabited largely by Muslims.
    • Ufa, the capital of the Bashkir republic, became the wartime seat of the Soviet Ukrainian government.

Origin

via Russian from Turkic Başkurt.

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