Pronunciation: (koor-gän', -gan'), [key]
a circular burial mound constructed over a pit grave and often containing grave vessels, weapons, and the bodies of horses as well as a single human body; originally in use in the Russian Steppes but later spreading into eastern, central, and northern Europe in the third millennium b.c.
Pronunciation: (koor-gän'; Russ. kOOr-gän'), [key]
a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ural Mountains. 310,000.
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