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Kalmuck

noun Kal·muck \ˈkal-ˌmək, kal-ˈ\\kal-ˈmik\

Definition of Kalmuck

  1. 1 :  a member of a Buddhist Mongol people originally of Dzungaria living mainly northwest of the Caspian Sea in Russia

  2. 2 :  the Mongolian language of the Kalmucks



Variants of kalmuck

or Kal·muk play \ˈkal-ˌmək, kal-ˈ\ or Kal·myk play \kal-ˈmik\

Origin of kalmuck

Russian kalmyk, from Volga Tatar kalmık


First Known Use: 1613


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