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 (bŭl′gär′, bo͝ol′-)
1. A member of a Turkic-speaking people of central Eurasia that settled in areas north and west of the Black Sea between the seventh and tenth centuries bc, founding khanates that eventually became Tatarstan and the country of Bulgaria.
2. See Bulgarian.

[Medieval Latin Bulgarus, from Late Greek Boulgaros, perhaps of Turkic origin and akin to Old Turkic bulğaq, mixed, from bulğamaq, to mix.]


(ˈbʌlɡɑː; ˈbʊl-)
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) 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. (Peoples) a rare name for a Bulgarian


(ˈbʌl gər, ˈbʊl gɑr)

1. a member of a Turkic people who formed a state in the S Balkans in the 7th century a.d.: by c900, largely assimilated by the local Slavic population.


[ˈbʌlgəʳ] N (Hist) → búlgaro/a m/f
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