Definition of Kalmyk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkalmʌk/
(also Kalmuck)

noun (plural same, Kalmyks, or Kalmucks)

1A member of a Buddhist people of Mongolian origin living chiefly in Kalmykia.
Example sentences
  • Among the Buddhist Kalmucks of Siberia, Meru becomes Sumeru, a vast pyramidal mountain rising from the cosmic ocean.
  • It has also been affected by invaders such as the Mongols, Timurids, Kalmyks, Khorezmian Uzbeks, and Russians.
  • The deportations of nationalities thought suspect by Stalin - Chechens, Kalmucks, Crimean Tatars, and Volga Germans - were handled by him.
2 [mass noun] The Altaic language of the Kalmyk.
Example sentences
  • But it is obvious that Kalmyk is perceived to belong mostly to the domain of language learning.
  • Mainly on lexiconal grounds, Kalmyk is classified as a distinct language.
  • 93.1% of them regard Kalmyk as their mother tongue, 6.8% Russian.


Relating to the Kalmyk or their language.
Example sentences
  • Genealogical research indicates that Lenin came from mixed Russian, Kalmyk, Jewish, German, and Swedish stock, and that he and his family were registered in Simbirsk Province as nobility in 1886.
  • Admittedly this is problematic, because original Kalmyk architecture is limited to the mobile nomadic tent, the’ yurt’.’
  • The project's goal is to restore the remaining knowledge of the language and use it for the development of teaching materials for national Kalmyk schools.


From Russian kalmyk.

Words that rhyme with Kalmyk


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