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[bahsh-keer, bash-; Russian buh-shkyeer]
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noun, plural Bash·kirs, (especially collectively) Bash·kir for 1.
  1. a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas.
  2. the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar.
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Historical Examples

  • This Bashkir, however, was not in rags; he was elegantly attired.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865


  • On his way he had been joined by large bodies of the Kirghis and Bashkir nomads.

  • The Bashkir crossed the threshold with difficulty, for his feet were shackled.


    Alexander Pushkin

  • But the Bashkir looked at him with the same expression and without answering a word.


    Alexander Pushkin

  • The detachments are usually guarded by Kosaks of the Ural, and by a company of Bashkir militia.

British Dictionary definitions for bashkir


  1. plural -kir or -kirs a member of a Mongoloid people of E central Russia, living chiefly in the Bashkir Republic
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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