[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 kamchatkan
On the Kamchatkan coast several of the crew and sixteen of these girls were landed to pick berries.
In May the first whalers follow the Kamchatkan Coast northward, as the ice melts on that shore earlier than on ours.
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
Not only he had never seen this animal before, but even his Kamchatkan Cossack did not know it.Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait
- of or relating to Kamchatka, a peninsula in E Russia, or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Kamchatka
- 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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