Kazakhstan

geographical name
Ka·​zakh·​stan | \ ˌka-(ˌ)zak-ˈstan How to pronounce Kazakhstan (audio) ; ˌkä-(ˌ)zäk-ˈstän also kə- \
variants: or less commonly Kazakstan

Definition of Kazakhstan

country in northwest central Asia extending from the Caspian Sea to the Altai Mountains and containing Lake Balkhash and parts of the Aral Sea; a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. 1936–91; capital Nur-Sultan area 1,052,090 square miles (2,724,900 square kilometers), population 18,745,000

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“Kazakhstan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kazakhstan. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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