[kam-chaht-kuh, -chat-; Russian kuhm-chyaht-kuh]
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for kamchatka
He tells me, and I see then that 'twas the t'other one, Kamchatka, I had in mind.Cabbages and Kings
There were few in Valdez who knew more of Kadiak than they did of Kamchatka.The Young Alaskans
He might have done quite as well with his division if he had been operating it from Kamchatka.The Modern Railroad
At Kamchatka or somewhere else two decked boats are to be built.Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait
Beer and vinegar are made in Kamchatka by fermenting the shoots and pith.Flowers of Mountain and Plain
Edith S. Clements
- a peninsula in E Russia, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. Length: about 1200 km (750 miles)
Word Origin and History for kamchatka
Siberian peninsula, named for a native people, the Kamchadal, from Koriak konchachal, said to mean "men of the far end."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper