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Kalmuck

or Kal·muk

[kal-muhk, kal-muhk]
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noun
  1. a member of any of a group of Buddhistic Mongol tribes of a region extending from western China to the valley of the lower Volga River.
  2. a Mongolian language used by the part of the Kalmuck people that was formerly powerful in northwest China, specifically in Dzungaria, and is now relocated northwest of the Caspian Sea.
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Examples from the Web for kalmuck

Historical Examples

  • "I never said anything like that," refuted the Kalmuck, with coldness in his voice.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • No pursuit was needed, even to satisfy the Kalmuck spirit of revenge.

  • Chotolo has the same meaning as Chamuk, the one in Kalmuck and the other in Tibetian.

  • He was the true and absolute wielder of the Kalmuck sceptre.

  • There's force in the savage Kalmuck, in the Mongolian; but what is it to us?

    Fathers and Children

    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev


British Dictionary definitions for kalmuck

Kalmuck

Kalmyk (ˈkælmɪk)

noun
  1. plural -mucks, -muck, -myks or -myk a member of a Mongoloid people of Buddhist tradition, who migrated from W China in the 17th century
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Mongolic branch of the Altaic family
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