Pronounced Pron. ZANG-geef (Popular Culture), zahn-GEE-yef (Russian)
Other Forms FormsZangiev
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Contributor Contrib.Sinek Valesi on 2/27/2015
Last Editor EditorLMS on 4/23/2015
Anglicized spelling of the Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæнджиаты (Zændžiaty). It is derived from the Persian word zangi meaning "dark-skinned" or a "Negro". This name was made popular by the Russian wrestler from the Street Fighter series, who took his namesake from the Soviet wrestler Victor Zangiev.