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

  • adjective Of or relating to Kazakhstan or its people, language, or culture.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Kazakhstan.
  • noun A person of Kazakh ancestry.
  • noun A member of a Turkic people inhabiting Kazakhstan and parts of Xinjiang in China.
  • noun The Turkic language of the Kazakhs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person from Kazakhstan or of Kazakh descent.
  • proper noun The national language of Kazakhstan.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Kazakhstan, the Kazakh people or the Kazakh language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)
  • noun the Turkic language spoken by the 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


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

[Russian kazakh, from Kazakh qazaq, from Old Turkic *qazghaq, a profiteer, from qazqhanmaq, to acquire, from qazmaq, to dig out.]


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