[kah-zahk-stahn] /ˌkɑ zɑkˈstɑn/
a republic in central Asia, NE of the Caspian Sea and W of China. 1,049,155 sq. mi. (2,717,311 sq. km).
a republic in central Asia: conquered by Mongols in the 13th century; came under Russian control in the 18th and 19th centuries; was a Soviet republic from 1936 until it gained independence in 1991. It has rich mineral deposits and agriculture is important. Official language: Kazakh. Religion: nonreligious, Muslim, and Christian. Official currency: tenge. Capital: Astana (formerly Akmola, Akmolinsk, or Tselinograd); capital functions moved from Almaty (formerly Alma-Ata) in 1997. Pop: 17 736 896 (2013 est). Area: 2 715 100 sq km (1 048 030 sq miles)
from the indigenous Kazakh people (from the Turkish root kazak “nomad;” see Cossack) + Iranian root -stan “country, land” (see -stan).
Republic in west-central Asia, bordered on the northwest and north by Russia, on the east by China, on the south by Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and on the west by the Caspian Sea. Its capital and largest city is Alma-Ata.
Note: This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1990. It possesses valuable oil reserves.
[kuh-zan for 1, 3; for 1 also kuh-zahn; for 2 also Russian kuh-zahn] /kəˈzæn for 1, 3; for 1 also kəˈzɑn; for 2 also Russian kʌˈzɑn/ noun 1. Elia [ih-lahy-uh,, eel-yuh] /ɪˈlaɪ ə,, ˈil yə/ (Show IPA), 1909–2003, U.S. film and stage director and novelist, born in Turkey. 2. a city in and capital of […]
[kaz-uh n-zak-is, kah-zuh n-zah-kis; Greek kah-zahn-dzah-kees] /ˌkæz ənˈzæk ɪs, ˌkɑ zənˈzɑ kɪs; Greek ˌkɑ zɑnˈdzɑ kis/ noun 1. Nikos [nee-kaws] /ˈni kɔs/ (Show IPA), 1883–1957, Greek poet and novelist. /Greek kazanˈdzakis/ noun 1. Nikos (ˈnikɔs). 1885–1957, Greek novelist, poet, and dramatist, noted esp for his novels Zorba the Greek (1946) and Christ Recrucified (1954) and […]
[kuh-zah-chawk] /kə zɑˈtʃɔk/ noun, plural kazachki [kuh-zahch-kee] /kə zɑtʃˈki/ (Show IPA) 1. a lively, Slavic folk dance for a solo male dancer, marked especially by the prisiadka. [kuh-zaht-skee] /kəˈzɑt ski/ noun, plural kazatskies. 1. . /ˌkɑːzəˈtʃɒk/ noun 1. a Russian folk dance in which the performer executes high kicks from a squatting position
[kuh-zaht-skee] /kəˈzɑt ski/ noun, plural kazatskies. 1. .