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Altai1

or Al·tay

[al-tahy; Russian uhl-tahy]
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noun
  1. a territory of the Russian Federation in central Asia. 101,000 sq. mi. (261,700 sq. km). Capital: Barnaul.

Altai2

[al-tahy]
noun, plural Al·tais, (especially collectively) Al·tai for 1.
  1. a member of a grouping of peoples living mainly in the Gorno-Altai Autonomous Region of the Russian Federation.
  2. the Turkic language of the Altai.
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  • Other cases just the reverse, mountains of eastern S. America, Altai ?

    The Foundations of the Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin

  • I found it on the extreme outlying spurs of the Altai Mountains.

    The Heart of Nature

    Francis Younghusband

  • Kolyvan Lake lies at the foot of some offshoots of the Altai chain.

    Some Heroes of Travel

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • There is much to attract and impress in the scenery of the lakes of the Altai.

    Some Heroes of Travel

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Altai, August 5, to Santiago, 96 cases delicacies and clothing.