A prehistoric burial mound of a type found in southern Russia and Ukraine.barrow, tumulus
- 1.1A member of the ancient people who built kurgans.
Relating to the ancient Kurgans.
- ‘early Kurgan cave engravings’
Russian, of Turkic origin; compare with Turkish kurgan ‘castle’.
A city in central Russia, commercial centre for an agricultural region; population 324,100 (est. 2008).