[ kam-chaht-kuh, -chat-; Russian kuhm-chyaht-kuh ]
/ kæmˈtʃɑt kə, -ˈtʃæt-; Russian kʌmˈtʃyɑt kə /


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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British Dictionary definitions for kamchatkan (1 of 2)


/ (Russian kamˈtʃatkən) /


of or relating to Kamchatka, a peninsula in E Russia, or its inhabitants


a native or inhabitant of Kamchatka

British Dictionary definitions for kamchatkan (2 of 2)


/ (Russian kamˈtʃatkə) /


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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