Type Settlement & River
Scripts Абакан(Russian) Ағбан(Khakas)
Other Forms FormsAğban (Khakas)
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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.