Bulgar

Bulgar

[buhl-ger, bool-gahr]
noun
Bulgarian ( def 1 ).
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Bulgar (ˈbʌlɡɑː, ˈbʊl-)
 
n
1.  a member of a group of non-Indo-European peoples that settled in SE Europe in the late 7th century ad and adopted the language and culture of their Slavonic subjects
2.  a rare name for a Bulgarian

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Bulgar
1759, "inhabitant of Bulgaria" (Bulgarian is attested from 1550s), from M.L. Bulgarus (see Bulgaria).
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