Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a people located in the middle Volga River valley, chiefly in Chuvashia.
  • noun The Turkic language spoken by the Chuvash.

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  • adjective From, or pertaining to, Chuvashia
  • noun Someone from, or pertaining to Chuvashia
  • proper noun 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.

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  • noun the Turkic language spoken by the Chuvash
  • noun a member of a people of Turkic speech living in the Volga region in eastern Russia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Russian, from Chuvash čǎvaš.]

Examples

  • 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).

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  • 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).

    The Return

  • 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).

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  • 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).

    The Return

  • RussiaRussian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1% (2002 census)

    Ethnic groups

  • Ethnic groups: Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1% (2002 census)

    Russia

  • The nearest relative of Hunnic today is Chuvash spoken between the outskirts of Moscow and the Ural Mountains.

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  • 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.)

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  • Wiesbaden, 1965 writes: The ancestor of Chuvash and Common Turkic constituted a unity which preceded in time the appearance of Common Turkic.

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  • 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.

    languagehat.com: REPRESSIVE ESPERANTO.

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