Pronunciation: (tOO'vu), [key]
—pl. -vas, (esp. collectively) -va for 1.
1. a member of a people living in the Tuva AR and adjacent areas.
2. the Turkic language of the Tuva people. Also,Tu•vin•i•anPronunciation: (tOO-vin'ē-un). [key]
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