Chuvash

noun Chu·vash \ˈchüˌväsh, chu̇ˈväsh\

Definition of Chuvash

plural

Chuvashes

\-ə̇z\ or

Chuvash

or

Chuvashi

\chu̇ˈväshē\
  1. 1a :  a people related to Mordvin and Cheremis inhabiting the Chuvash Republic of eastern Russia b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the Turkish dialect spoken by the Chuvash people

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Origin and Etymology of chuvash

Russian, from Chuvash Tšəvaš; akin to Turkish yavaş gentle, mild, docile


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