Kazakhstan definition by Webster's New World
- Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
- country in W Asia: became independent upon the breakup of the U.S.S.R. (1991): 1,049,155 sq mi (2,717,301 sq km); pop. 16,464,000; cap. Astana: formerly, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
Kazakhstan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Formerly also Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
Kazakhstan - Cultural Definition
Republic in west-central Asia, bordered on the northwest and north by Russia, on the east by China, on the south by Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and on the west by the Caspian Sea. Its capital and largest city is Alma-Ata.
- This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1990. It possesses valuable oil reserves.