Cu·​man | \ k(y)üˈmän \
variants: or Coman \ kōˈ-​ , ˈ⸗ˌ-​ \ or Kuman \ k(y)üˈ-​ , ˈ⸗ˌ-​ \
plural Cuman or Cumans or Coman or Comans or Kuman or Kumans

Definition of Cuman

1a : a Turkic people who occupied parts of southern Russia and the Moldavian and Wallachian steppes during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries and were driven out by the Tatar and Mongol invasions and some of whom passed into Hungary where they were absorbed
b : a member of such people
2 : the Turkic language of the Cuman people

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History and Etymology for Cuman

Medieval Latin Cumani (plural), from Middle Greek Koumanoi

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“Cuman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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