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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Russian
Scripts Башкортостан(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /bəʂ.kər.tɐ.ˈstan/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Bashkir Башҡортостан (Bashqortostan), which is from башҡорт (bashqort), the name of the people, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is most likely derived from Turkic baš meaning "head, leader" and kurt meaning "wolf". This is the name of a republic in Russia, sometimes referred to as Bashkiria.
Added 5/16/2016 by HL
Edited 9/12/2021 by Mike C and HL