noun, plural Chuvashes, Chuvashi /tʃuˈvɑʃi; Russian tʃyuˈvɑʃɪ, -vʌˈʃɪ/ [choo-vah-shee; Russian chyoo-vah-shi, -vuh-shi] 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.
of the Chuvash, generally considered Turkic though markedly divergent from all other modern Turkic languages.