Kalmuck

noun
Kal·​muck | \ ˈkal-ˌmək How to pronounce Kalmuck (audio) , kal-ˈ \
variants: or Kalmuk or Kalmyk \ kal-​ˈmik How to pronounce Kalmyk (audio) \

Definition of Kalmuck

1 : a member of a Buddhist Mongol people originally of Dzungaria living mainly northwest of the Caspian Sea in Russia
2 : the Mongolian language of the Kalmucks

First Known Use of Kalmuck

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Kalmuck

Russian kalmyk, from Volga Tatar kalmık

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“Kalmuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kalmuck. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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