Chuvash [choo-vahsh; Russian chyoo-vahsh] noun, plural Chu·vash·es, Chu·va·shi [choo-vah-shee; Russian chyoo-vah-shi, -vuh-shi] /tʃuˈvɑ ʃi; Russian tʃyuˈvɑ ʃɪ, -vʌˈʃɪ/, (especially collectively) Chu·vash for 1.
- a member of a people of mixed Uralic and Altaic ancestry who live in the middle Volga basin, mainly in the Chuvash Autonomous Republic.
- the language of the Chuvash, generally considered Turkic though markedly divergent from all other modern Turkic languages.
British Dictionary definitions for chuvash Chuvash noun
- plural -vash or -vashes a Turkic ethnic people living chiefly in the middle Volga region of Russia
- the language of this people, generally classed within the Turkic branch of the Altaic family