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Type Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. choo-VAH-shi-ə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Russian Чувашия (Chuvashiya), derived from the name of the Chuvash people. The ethnic name чӑваш (chavash) is of uncertain meaning, possibly from Turkic yabal meaning "quiet, peaceful, slow", from a Turkic root meaning "friendly, peaceful" or from Tabghach, the Old Turkic name for the Tuoba, a Xianbei clan in Imperial China. This is the name of a republic of Russia.
Added 7/27/2016 by HL
Edited 9/26/2021 by Mike C and HL