Kurgan is the Turkic term for a tumulus; moond o yird an stanes raised ower a grave or graves, oreeginatin wi its uise in Soviet airchaeologie, nou widely uised for tumuli in the context of Eastren European an Central Asie airchaeologie.
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- TDK Dictionary: Kurgan Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine; The word kurgan ‘funerary mound’, is, as well as Central Asia and Anatolia used in Russia and Ukraine, but throughout South-Eastern Europe (Ru. kurgán, ORu. kurganu, Ukr. kurhán, BRu. kurhan, Pol. kurhan, kurchan, kuran ‘mound’; Rumanian gurgan, dial. Hung. korhány), from Tatar, Tat., Osm., Kum. kurgan, Old Turkic kurgan "fortification", , Kirg. and Jagat. korgan, Karakirg. korgon, all from Turkotat. kurgamak "fortify", kurmak "erect".[citation needit]
- "kurgan." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (14 October 2006).