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Chuvash

[choo-vahsh; Russian chyoo-vahsh] /tʃuˈvɑʃ; Russian tʃyuˈvɑʃ/
noun, plural Chuvashes, Chuvashi
[choo-vah-shee; Russian chyoo-vah-shi, -vuh-shi] /tʃuˈvɑ ʃi; Russian tʃyuˈvɑ ʃɪ, -vʌˈʃɪ/ (Show IPA).
(especially collectively) Chuvash for 1.
1.
a member of a people of mixed Uralic and Altaic ancestry who live in the middle Volga basin, mainly in the Chuvash Autonomous Republic.
2.
the language of the Chuvash, generally considered Turkic though markedly divergent from all other modern Turkic languages.
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Chuvash

/tʃʊˈvɑːʃ/
noun
1.
(pl) -vash, -vashes. a Turkic ethnic people living chiefly in the middle Volga region of Russia
2.
the language of this people, generally classed within the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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