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TYPE: Settlement & River
OTHER SCRIPTS: Абакан (Russian), Ағбан (Khakas)
OTHER FORMS: Ağban (Khakas)
Meaning & History
Derived from the name Abakhan
which is the name of a mythological Turkish khan (king). His name means "bear's blood" in the Khakas language, and was bestowed to the present-day Abakan River and the city of the same name. The Khakas and Abakan people are also said to be descendants of him. Abakan is a city in Russia and the capital of the Russian federal subject of Khakassia