Balkar

noun
Bal·​kar | \ ˈbälˌkär \
plural -s

Definition of Balkar

1 : one of a Turkic people of the Russian Caucasus Mountains
2 : the Turkic language of the Balkar people

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History and Etymology for Balkar

Russian, of Turkic origin; akin to Karachai balqar, Balkar bolqar, Old Turkish bulgar mixed breed

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“Balkar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balkar. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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