Meaning of kurgan


Pronunciation: (koor-gän', -gan'), [key]
— n.
  1. a circular burial mound constructed over a pit grave and often containing grave vessels, weapons, and the bodies of horses as well as a single human body; originally in use in the Russian Steppes but later spreading into eastern, central, and northern Europe in the third millennium b.c.


Pronunciation: (koor-gän' Russ. k&oomacrr-gän'), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ural Mountains. 310,000.
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