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Noun: Kazakhstan  ,ka-zak'staan
  1. 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
    - Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakstan, Kazakh, Kazak

Type of: Asian country, Asian nation

Part of: Asia, CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States

Encyclopedia: Kazakhstan