• Of or relating to the Bulgars.

Proper Noun

  • The Turkic language of the Bulgar people.
  • A historical group of Turkic dialects, the only extant member of which is Chuvash.
  • Bulgarian, the South Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria.


  • From Medieval Latin Bulgarus, from Latin Bulgarus, from Old Church Slavonic блъгаринъ, itself from the self designation of Turkic Bulgars, from Proto-Turkic *bulgar, active noun/adjective of *bulga-. bugger.

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