Ta·​tar | \ ˈtä-tər How to pronounce Tatar (audio) \

Definition of Tatar

1 : a member of any of a group of Turkic peoples found mainly in the Tatar Republic of Russia and parts of Siberia and central Asia
2 : any of the Turkic languages spoken by the Tatar peoples

First Known Use of Tatar

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tatar

Persian Tātār, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish Tatar Tatar

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“Tatar.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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