ScriptsБашҡортостан (Bashkir), Башкортостан (Russian)
Other FormsFormsBaşqortostan, Bashkiria, Bashkurdistan, Bashqortostan
ContributorContrib.highexpectasians on 5/16/2016
Means "land of the Bashkirs"; a combination of Bashkir—from Turkic baş meaning "head, chief, main, principal" and kurt meaning "wolf"—and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stan) meaning "land, place of", "country". Bashkortostan (also called Bashkiria) is a federal subject of Russia located along the Ural Mountains and Volga River.