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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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Is it a wonder that we were a conquering race, that we were proud, that when the Magyar, the Lombard, the Avar, the Bulgar, or the Turk poured his thousands on our frontiers, we drove them back?
He says that for the country, the UN Secretary General's job is a "chance of its biggest role in history since the Bulgars attacked Constantinople around 1200 AD, possibly ever.
The topics include al-Jayhani's literary activity and his geographical work, the works that preserved the Jayhani tradition, versions and translations of the Magyar Chapter, the Magyars as Turks, houses and nomadic life, the Bulgars on the Danube, Magyars and Slavs, Magyar-Byzantine trade, the appearance of the Magyars, bride-price, and Slavic castles against the Magyars.
New discoveries of infusions and "stirrings" of the European genetic pool are detailed, beginning with the early Paleolithic settlers, and tracing waves of migrations from Mesolithic to the Vikings, via peoples as diverse as Celts and Bulgars, Minoans and Slavs.
He said: "UKIP have created a quite ridiculous scare about the hordes of Bulgars and the hordes of Romanians who are coming here, which is total nonsense.
The Bulgars, who qualified 4-1 and then crushed Germany 3-0 in the quarter-finals, have reached their first semis since 1980 but are 16-5 to beat Russia.
A number of nationalist revolts were crushed by the Ottomans until, in 1877, the Bulgars allied themselves with Russia during the Russo-Turkish War.
Allan unable to break Bulgars BILLY STARK refused to be downbeat after his Under-21 side's draw against Bulgaria and expects their Group 10 rivals to cut each other up.
Mounted archery was a defining characteristic of Steppe warfare throughout Central Asia, and throughout the prairies of America after the adoption of the horse, used by peoples including the Scythians, Sarmatians, Parthians, Sassanids, Huns, Bulgars, Magyars, Mongols, Turks, Rajputs, Comanches, and others.
Indeed the Bulgars will be so stunned they might even consider constructing the country's first ever grass court.
The story then proceeds to tell about how the ambassadors journeyed across Iran, through the ancient Kingdom of Khwarizm, traversed the various Turkic tribal lands until they arrived at the Kingdom at the Bulgars on the Volga River, arriving 11 months after leaving Baghdad.
During the 1,100 years of its existence the empire was almost overwhelmed by Persians, then Arabs, and resisted attacks from Huns, Bulgars and a host of others till the Crusaders finally captured Constantinople in 1204.

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