Kamchatka

[kam-chaht-kuh, -chat-; Russian kuhm-chyaht-kuh]
noun
  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 of kamchatkan

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

    Alaska

    Ella Higginson

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

    Alaska

    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

Kamchatkan

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

Kamchatka

noun
  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

Kamchatka

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

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