Karakalpak

noun

Kara·​kal·​pak
variants or Qaraqalpaq
¦karəkəl¦pak,
-rəkäl-
plural Karakalpak or Karakalpaks or Qaraqalpaq or Qaraqalpaqs
1
a
: a Turkic people living near Lake Aral, Central Asia
b
: a member of such people
2
: the Turkic language of the Karakalpak people

Word History

Etymology

Kyrgyz, literally, black cap, from kara black + kalpak cap

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“Karakalpak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Karakalpak. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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