Re: [sig] Baskir?
Bashkiria is the eastern neighbor of the region I come from.
The Bashkir are the Turkic people, their land is indeed in the eastern Urals, see googlemaps for Ufa city etc. Or on the other hand - they are the easternmost Turks of the Volga region. They are spread from the South Urals (Oranburg/Orsk/Chelyabinsk) to East Urals (Ufa, Salavat).
Ethimology: Bash + Kort/Hort (the people's name is Bashkir, but their land is called BASHKORTostan) - "Wolfheads"
They took the name from the non-Turcic people that lived in the region before the conquest.
Hope that helps.
> > A friend was asking about Bashkirs are from the Urals. Does anyone on
> > the list have any info on these people. Thank You.
> > AVL