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[koo r-gahn, -gan] /kʊərˈgɑn, -ˈgæn/

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.
[koo r-gahn; Russian koor-gahn] /kʊərˈgɑn; Russian kurˈgɑn/
a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ural Mountains.
/Russian kurˈɡan/
a city in W Russia, on the Tobol River: industrial centre for an agricultural region. Pop: 344 000 (2005 est)

1889, from Russian, originally a Tatar word.


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