American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of a people located in the middle Volga River valley, chiefly in Chuvashia.
- n. The Turkic language spoken by the Chuvash.
- adj. From, or pertaining to, Chuvashia
- n. Someone from, or pertaining to Chuvashia
- n. An agglutinative language of the Bolgar branch of the Turkic language family and is spoken west of the Ural mountains in central Russia. Chuvash is the native language of the Chuvash people and an official language of Chuvashia. It is spoken by about two million people.
- n. the Turkic language spoken by the Chuvash
- n. a member of a people of Turkic speech living in the Volga region in eastern Russia
- Russian, from Chuvash čacaron.gifvaš. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ethnic Russians dominated, with 81.5 percent of the population, followed by Tatars (3.8 percent), Ukrainians (3.0 percent), Chuvash (1.2 percent), and Bashkirs (0.9 percent).”
“RussiaRussian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1% (2002 census)”
“Ethnic groups: Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1% (2002 census)”
“By the way, what makes Culver's article so astonishing is that I have never heard as much discussion of languages (from Chuvash (if that's how you say it in English) to Chinook Jargon) in any other language as I hear in Esperanto.”
“The nearest relative of Hunnic today is Chuvash spoken between the outskirts of Moscow and the Ural Mountains.”
“Chuvash is the only living descendant of Ogur Turkic, but it has undergone considerable influence from both common Turkic (Kazan Tatar) and non-Turkic (Finno Ugric and Russian.)”
“Wiesbaden, 1965 writes: The ancestor of Chuvash and Common Turkic constituted a unity which preceded in time the appearance of Common Turkic.”
“And the languages are arranged more or less by family (though Finnish takes pride of place), so that you can compare, say, all the Turkic names; surprisingly, the words for 'rook' vary tremendously: Turkish kale, Azerbaijani top, Uzbek ruh, Tatar lad'ja (borrowed from Russian), Chuvash tura, Tuvin terge.”
“As this table also indicates, several national groups with their "own" national republic (Estonian, Latvian, and Kirgiz) were smaller than several "minority" populations within the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic (such as the Tatar, Chuvash, or German populations).”
“The plant is now a common sight in the fields of the Ukraine, the Kuban, and Stavropol territories, in the Chuvash and Mari Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics, and in the Voronezh,”
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