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[kam-chaht-kuh, -chat-; Russian kuhm-chyaht-kuh]
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  1. a peninsula in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, extending S between the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. 750 miles (1210 km) long; 104,200 sq. mi. (269,880 sq. km) wide.
Related formsKam·chat·kan, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • On the Kamchatkan coast several of the crew and sixteen of these girls were landed to pick berries.


    Ella Higginson

  • In May the first whalers follow the Kamchatkan Coast northward, as the ice melts on that shore earlier than on ours.


    Ella Higginson

  • It is bounded on the east by Alaska, and on the west by the Siberian and Kamchatkan coast.

  • Whether they reached Bering Sea and the Kamchatkan shore before the next epoch of glaciation we do not know.

    The Red Man's Continent

    Ellsworth Huntington

  • Not only he had never seen this animal before, but even his Kamchatkan Cossack did not know it.

British Dictionary definitions for kamchatkan


  1. of or relating to Kamchatka, a peninsula in E Russia, or its inhabitants
  1. a native or inhabitant of Kamchatka


  1. a peninsula in E Russia, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. Length: about 1200 km (750 miles)
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Word Origin and History for kamchatkan


Siberian peninsula, named for a native people, the Kamchadal, from Koriak konchachal, said to mean "men of the far end."

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