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Type River
Usage Kazakh
Scripts Жайық(Kazakh) جايىق(Kazakh Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. /ʑɑ.ˈjəq/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsZhayiq, Zhayyq, Jaiyq

Meaning & History

Probably from Jaiyk, the name of the Turkic god of rivers, which is derived from Turkic yād meaning "wide, spread out". This is the Kazakh name for the Ural River.
Added 5/25/2016 by HL
Edited 5/18/2020 by HL