Definition of Kazak
1. Noun. A Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan).
2. Noun. A landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991.
Group relationships: Cis, Commonwealth Of Independent States
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Terms within: Alma-ata, Almaty
Group relationships: Asia
Member holonyms: Kazakhstani
3. Noun. The Turkic language spoken by the Kazak.
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Literary usage of Kazak
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Standard Alphabet for Reducing Unwritten Languages and Foreign Graphic by Richard Lepsius (1863)
"kazak (WESTERN KIRGHIZ, small horde). Guttural (hard) vowels: adoui Palatal ... He has observed that some kazak individuals pronounce the letter z as j, ..."
2. The Tiffany Studios Collection of Notable Oriental Rugs by Tiffany Studios (1907)
"N unusually fine Antique kazak rug with deep red field upon which are panels of blue and red confined within a meandering outline border which carries a ..."
3. Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Panjab; in Ladakh by William Moorcroft, George Trebeck (1841)
"... Saleh —Oxus —Ferry-boats—kazak encampment—Optical illusion—Karshi —Visit to the Prince—Departure—Arrival at Bokhara. ..."