Kurgan meaning

ko͝or-gän, -găn
A type of tumulus or barrow characteristic of a culture located on the steppes of southern Russia about 5000 bc and later spreading to the Danube, northern Europe, and northern Iran from around 3500 bc .
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(place) City in SW Siberian Russia.
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A prehistoric burial mound once used by peoples in Siberia and Central Asia.
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City in Siberia, Russia, administrative centre of Kurgan oblast. Originally called Tsaryovo Gorodishche (Царёво Городище - Tsarjóvo Gorodíšče n) (1662 - 1782).
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Origin of kurgan

  • Russian fortified place, grave mound from Old Turkic kurghan fortified place

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian курган (kurgan), from a Turkic language (compare Turkish kurgan (“fortress”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Russian курган, from Turkic (compare Turkish kurgan ‘fortress’).

    From Wiktionary