noun, plural Bash·kirs, (especially collectively) Bash·kir for 1.
- a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas.
- the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar.
- plural -kir or -kirs a member of a Mongoloid people of E central Russia, living chiefly in the Bashkir Republic
- the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family