Definition of Chuvash in English:

Chuvash

Line breaks: Chu|vash
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃuːvɑːʃ
 
/

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.
2 [mass noun] The Turkic language of the Chuvash, with over a million speakers.
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.

adjective

Back to top  
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 Ivanov’s Narspi, a long poem that holds a prominent place in Chuvash literature.

Definition of Chuvash in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dəˈmôrəˌlīz
verb
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit