Pronunciation: (bäsh-kēr', bash-; Russ. bu-shkyēr'), [key]
—pl. -kirs, (esp. collectively) -kir for 1.
1. a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas.
2. the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar.
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