Definition of kurgan in English:

kurgan

noun

Archaeology
  • 1A prehistoric burial mound of a type found in southern Russia and Ukraine.

    barrow, tumulus
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    1. 1.1A member of the ancient people who built kurgans.

adjective

  • Relating to the ancient Kurgans.

    ‘early Kurgan cave engravings’

Origin

Russian, of Turkic origin; compare with Turkish kurgan castle.

Pronunciation:

kurgan

/kʊəˈɡɑːn/

Definition of Kurgan in English:

Kurgan

proper noun

  • A city in central Russia, commercial centre for an agricultural region; population 324,100 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation:

Kurgan

/kʊəˈɡɑːn/