Main meanings of kurgan in English

: kurgan1Kurgan2

kurgan1

Pronunciation /kʊəˈɡɑːn/

noun

  • 1Archaeology
    A prehistoric burial mound of a type found in southern Russia and Ukraine.

    barrow, tumulus
    1. 1.1A member of the ancient people who built kurgans.

adjective

  • Relating to the ancient Kurgans.

    • ‘early Kurgan cave engravings’

Origin

Russian, of Turkic origin; compare with Turkish kurgan ‘castle’.

Main meanings of Kurgan in English

: kurgan1Kurgan2

Kurgan2

Pronunciation /kʊəˈɡɑːn/

proper noun

  • A city in central Russia, commercial centre for an agricultural region; population 324,100 (est. 2008).