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 (kä′zäk′, kə-zäk′)
Of or relating to Kazakhstan or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Kazakhs or Ka·zakh
a. A native or inhabitant of Kazakhstan.
b. A person of Kazakh ancestry.
c. A member of a Turkic people inhabiting Kazakhstan and parts of Xinjiang in China.
2. The Turkic language of the Kazakhs.

[Russian kazakh, from Kazakh qazaq, from Old Turkic *qazğaq, a profiteer, from qazğanmaq, to acquire, from qazmaq, to dig out.]


(kəˈzɑːk; kɑː-) or


npl -zakhs or -zaks
1. (Peoples) a member of a traditionally Muslim Mongoloid people of Kazakhstan
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family


or Ka•zak


n., pl. -zakhs or -zaks, (esp. collectively) -zakh or -zak.
1. a member of a Turkic people of Central Asia, living mainly in Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in W China.
2. the language of the Kazakhs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kazakh - a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)Kazakh - a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
2.Kazakh - a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian SeaKazakh - a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
Alma-Ata, Almaty - the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Kazakhstani - a native or inhabitant of Kazakhstan
3.Kazakh - the Turkic language spoken by the Kazak
Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar, Turki - a subfamily of Altaic languages
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