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Buryat

Line breaks: Bur¦yat
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊəjat
 
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Definition of Buryat in English:

noun

1A member of a people living in southern Siberia, Mongolia, and northern China.
Example sentences
  • It is the primary religion of ethnic Buryats, Kalmyks, and Tuvans.
  • The Buryat see it as a stake in the sky, and all the other stars horses tethered to it.
  • Buryats have achieved a high level of education that helps equip many for work in regional industries such as aircraft manufacture.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Buryat, related to Mongolian and having over 400,000 speakers.
Example sentences
  • Buryat has a variety of written styles, but as in most national languages of the USSR, its official, business and scientific styles were not developed enough to ensure its use in multiple domains.
  • Most people spoke Buryat, a softer more rhythmic language with few of the harder sounds of Russian.
  • My Russian was not very well developed then, and the children spoke both accented Russian and their native Buryat.

adjective

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Relating to the Buryat or their language.
Example sentences
  • Nikolai's father was a businessman, half Russian and half Buryat.
  • In the last decade the Buryat language situation has been the focus of research and discussion within the Buryat community.
  • So we were in good company, as we were meeting her friends, including a professor of Buryat history at the University.

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