variants or Kalmuk or Kalmyk
: a member of a Buddhist Mongol people originally of Dzungaria living mainly northwest of the Caspian Sea in Russia
: the Mongolian language of the Kalmucks

Word History


Russian kalmyk, from Volga Tatar kalmık

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kalmuck was in 1613

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“Kalmuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kalmuck. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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