kurgan

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noun kur·gan \ku̇r-ˈgän, -ˈgan\

Definition of kurgan

  1. :  a burial mound of eastern Europe or Siberia

Origin and Etymology of kurgan

Russian, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkishkurgan fortress, castle


First Known Use: 1889


Kurgan

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geographical name Kur·gan \ku̇r-ˈgan, -ˈgän\

Definition of Kurgan

  1. city on the Tobol River and the Trans-Siberian Railroad in southwestern Russia in Asia population 333,600


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