Karachai

noun Ka·ra·chai \¦karə¦chī\
variants: less commonly

Karatchai

\¦karə¦chī\ or

Karachayevt

Definition of Karachai

plural

Karachai

or

Karachais

  1. 1 :  a Turkic-speaking people of the Caucasus

  2. 2 :  a member of the Karachai people

  3. 3 :  the Turkic language of the Karachai people

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Origin and Etymology of karachai

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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