[ bahsh-keer, bash-; Russian buh-shkyeer ]
/ bɑʃˈkɪər, bæʃ-; Russian bʌˈʃkyir /

noun, plural Bash·kirs, (especially collectively) Bash·kir for 1.

a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas.
the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (bæʃˈkɪə) /


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