Bash·​kir | \ (ˈ)bash¦ki(ə)r \
plural Bashkir or Bashkirs

Definition of Bashkir

1a : a Turkic-speaking Muslim people between the Volga and the Ural mountains regarded as tatarized Finns
b : a member of the Bashkir people
2 : the language of the Bashkirs

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History and Etymology for Bashkir

Russian, of Turkic origin; akin to Jagatai badžkyr Bashkir, Chuvash puškərt

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“Bashkir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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