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Kulish (Ukrainian: Куліш, Russian: Кули́ш, Polish: Kulisz) is a surname of Ukrainian origin. In the Ukrainian language kulish means "millet porridge". Its Russian variation is kulesh which should be differentiated from kulesha (maize flour porridge). The word 'kulish' also appears in Rig Veda, the oldest epic of India where it means an instrument to cut and shape woods in general. Some Aryan tribes in the upper Himalaya still use this word with the same meaning.

List of people[edit]

English transliteration[edit]

  • Karpoor Chand Kulish (1926–2006), the founder of Rajasthan Patrika, a Hindi language newspaper of Rajasthan, India.
  • Kiril Kulish, an American actor, singer, and dancer, who is best known as being one of the original Billy's in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical
  • Nicholas Kulish (born 1975, Washington, D.C.), journalist who reports for The New York Times as Berlin bureau chief as of August 2007 and wrote the book Last One In
  • Panteleimon Kulish (1819–1897), Ukrainian writer
  • Mykola Kulish (1892–1937), Ukrainian writer and a film director

Polish spelling (Kulisz)[edit]

  • Adam Kulisz, pseudonym: Coolish (born 1966), Polish vocalist, guitarist, harmonica player, composer, author[1]
  • Karol Kulisz (1873, Dzięgielów - 1940, KZ Buchenwald), Polish Lutheran pastor

German spelling (Kulisch)[edit]

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Related & similar surnames