Type Political Subdivision
Usage Abkhaz, Bulgarian, Buryat, English, Hebrew, Indonesian, Komi, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Ossetian, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Yakut
Scripts Башкортостан(Abkhaz, Bulgarian, Buryat Cyrillic, Komi, Macedonian, Mongolian Cyrillic, Ossetian, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Yakut) בשקורטוסטן(Hebrew)
Other Forms FormsBashqortostan, Bashkiriya, Bashkiria, Bashkartastan
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.