[choo-vahsh; Russian chyoo-vahsh]
noun, plural Chuvashes, Chuvashi [choo-vah-shee; Russian chyoo-vah-shi, -vuh-shi] . (especially collectively) Chuvash for 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.
the language of the Chuvash, generally considered Turkic though markedly divergent from all other modern Turkic languages. Unabridged
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Chuvash (tʃʊˈvɑːʃ)
n , -vash, -vashes
1.  a member of a Mongoloid people of Russia, living chiefly in the middle Volga region
2.  the language of this people, generally classed within the Turkic branch of the Altaic family

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