[ bahl-kahr ]
/ ˈbɑl kɑr /

noun, plural Bal·kars, (especially collectively) Bal·kar for 1.

a member of a Sunni Muslim people living mainly in the Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation, closely related to the Karachai.
the Turkic language spoken by the Balkars. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019