Karachai

noun

Ka·​ra·​chai
variants or less commonly Karatchai
¦karə¦chī
or Karachayevt
ˌ⸗⸗ˈchäyəft
plural Karachai or Karachais
1
: a Turkic-speaking people of the Caucasus
2
: a member of the Karachai people
3
: the Turkic language of the Karachai people

Word History

Etymology

Karachai, Karatchai from Karachai, region on the northern slope of the western Caucasus mountains, U.S.S.R.; Karachayevt from Russian Karachayevtsi (plural) Karachai people, from Karachai

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“Karachai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Karachai. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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