Ka·​zakh kə-ˈzak How to pronounce Kazakh (audio) -ˈzäk How to pronounce Kazakh (audio)
variants or less commonly Kazak
: a member of a Turkic people of Kazakhstan and other countries of central Asia
: the language of the Kazakhs
Kazakh adjective
or less commonly Kazak

Examples of Kazakh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was, however, the additional matter of ice covering the soil in the cold Kazakh November. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 5 June 2024 Today, Orano extracts as much uranium in a single day from its Kazakh mine as the Mongolia pilot project produced across its entire 18 months of operation. TIME, 14 May 2024 YouTube’s rules have been manipulated to silence Kazakh dissidents and human rights observers in China. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 May 2024 Putin and his Kazakh counterpart spoke about the situation on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. Anna Chernova, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 The streamer identifies him as ‘Kazakh,’ though the native population of Xinjiang is more usually referred to as ‘Uyghur,’ a Turkic ethnic group native to Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Patrick Frater, Variety, 8 Apr. 2024 After getting acquainted with a Kazakh boy Batay, Wenxiu gradually discovers the beauty of the local area and follows a nomadic Kazakh family into the pastoral area. Marta Balaga, Variety, 12 Mar. 2024 A day later, in world news, the USSR performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, according to onthisday.com. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Feb. 2024 Another kind of yurt is more typical among Kyrgyz and Kazakh peoples. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Russian kazakh, from Kazakh kazak

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kazakh was in 1832

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“Kazakh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kazakh. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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