[bahsh-keer, bash-; Russian buh-shkyeer]
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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  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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