Definitions for kazakhkəˈzɑk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kazak, Kazakh(noun)

    a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)

  2. Kazakhstan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakstan, Kazakh, Kazak(noun)

    a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991

  3. Kazak, Kazakh(noun)

    the Turkic language spoken by the Kazak

Wiktionary

  1. Kazakh(Noun)

    A person from Kazakhstan or of Kazakh descent.

  2. Kazakh(Adjective)

    Of, from, or pertaining to Kazakhstan, the Kazakh people or the Kazakh language.

  3. Kazakh(ProperNoun)

    The national language of Kazakhstan.

Freebase

  1. Kazakhs

    The Kazakhs are a Turkic people of the northern parts of Central Asia. Kazakh identity is of medieval origin and was strongly shaped by the foundation of the Kazakh Khanate between 1456 and 1465, when several tribes under the rule of the sultans Janybek and Kerey departed from the Khanate of Abu'l-Khayr Khan. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, most modern Kazakhs are not religious, or nondenominational Muslims. Kazakhs are descendants of the Turkic tribes – Argyns, Khazars, Qarluqs; and of the Kipchaks and Cumans, and other tribes such as the Huns, and ancient nomads like the Sarmatians, Saka and Scythians from East Europe populated the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea and remained in Central Asia and Eastern Europe when the nomadic groups started to invade and conquer the area between the 5th and 13th centuries AD. Kazakhs were one of the nations most severely affected by the Soviet famine of 1932–33, with 37% of the total population dying.

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