Main definitions of kurgan in English

: kurgan1Kurgan2

kurgan1

noun

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

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

adjective

  • Relating to the ancient Kurgans.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

kurgan

/ko͝orˈɡän/

Main definitions of kurgan in English

: kurgan1Kurgan2

Kurgan2

proper noun

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

Pronunciation

Kurgan

/ko͝orˈɡän/