Complete Definition of "kurgan"

English
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Etymology
From Russian кÑÑган, from Turkic (compare Turkish kurgan#Turkish|kurgan âfortressâ).

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÊÉËgÉ:n/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A prehistoric burial mound once used by peoples in Siberia and Central Asia.

#:*2004: The kurgans and the burials they contain are consistent with the early IE burial practices outlined above, and the late Lithuanian archaeologist Marija Gimbutas proposed that the kurgan peoples were in fact early Indo-Europeans. â Benjamin Fortson, Indo-European Language and Culture (Blackwell 2005, p. 41)

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