TypeSettlement & River
ScriptsАбакан (Russian), Ағбан (Khakas)
Other FormsFormsAğban (Khakas)
ContributorContrib.highexpectasians on 6/4/2016
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.