[choo-vahsh; Russian chyoo-vahsh]
- a member of a people of mixed Uralic and Altaic ancestry who live in the middle Volga basin, mainly in the Chuvash Autonomous Republic.
- the language of the Chuvash, generally considered Turkic though markedly divergent from all other modern Turkic languages.
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- plural -vash or -vashes a Turkic ethnic people living chiefly in the middle Volga region of Russia
- the language of this people, generally classed within the Turkic branch of the Altaic family