başkan

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Gagauz[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently combines the Turkic root baş(i) (head) and the (originally Mongol, widely adopted) polyvalent title Khan.

Noun[edit]

başkan

  1. Title of the governor of the Gagauz-Yeri Autonomous Region (since 19 June 1995) within independent Moldova.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic başgan.

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Noun[edit]

başkan (definite accusative başkanı, plural başkanlar)

  1. mayor
  2. chairman

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