басмач

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back formation from Uzbek bosmachi, from bosma (raid) + the agent suffix -chi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

басма́ч (basmáčm anim (genitive басмача́, nominative plural басмачи́)

  1. mujahid (a Muslim engaging in jihad, Central Asia during 1917–26)
  2. Basmachi (Muslim anti-Bolshevik fighter in Central Asia during 1917-26)

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