Ka·zakh (käzäk′, kə-zäk)
Of or relating to Kazakhstan or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Kazakhs or Ka·zakh
a. A native or inhabitant of Kazakhstan.
b. A person of Kazakh ancestry.
c. A member of a Turkic people inhabiting Kazakhstan and parts of Xinjiang in China.
2. The Turkic language of the Kazakhs.
[Russian kazakh, from Kazakh qazaq, from Old Turkic *qazǧaq, a profiteer, from qazǧanmaq, to acquire, from qazmaq, to dig out.]
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