Definition of Chuvash in English:

Chuvash

Syllabification: Chu·vash
Pronunciation: /ˈCHo͞oˌväSH, CHo͞oˈväSH
 
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noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of a people living mainly in Chuvashia.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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 Ivanov’s Narspi, a long poem that holds a prominent place in Chuvash literature.

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