[bahsh-keer, bash-; Russian buh-shkyeer]
- a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas.
- the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar.
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Examples from the Web for bashkir
This Bashkir, however, was not in rags; he was elegantly attired.
On his way he had been joined by large bodies of the Kirghis and Bashkir nomads.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)
The Bashkir crossed the threshold with difficulty, for his feet were shackled.
But the Bashkir looked at him with the same expression and without answering a word.
The detachments are usually guarded by Kosaks of the Ural, and by a company of Bashkir militia.
- 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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