Definition of buzkashi in English:

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Pronunciation: /bo͝oSHˈkəSHē/

Entry from US English dictionary


A sport in which teams on horseback compete to gain possession of a headless animal carcass and bring it to a scoring area. It is the national sport of Afghanistan.
Example sentences
  • Hazaras in some areas take part in the national Afghani game, buzkashi.
  • A favorite Afghani sport is called buzkashi, or ‘goat pulling.’
  • At the hippodrome on the city's edge, thousands of cheering and whistling spectators watched about 50 riders, many in red-and-black traditional robes, compete furiously at buzkashi.

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Syllabification: buz·ka·shi

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