noun (plural same or Karakalpaks)
1A member of an indigenous people living in the Karakalpak autonomous republic of Russia, south of the Aral Sea.
- The Karakalpaks, who live in the desert south of the Aral Sea, have a separate language and tradition more akin to Kazakh than Uzbek.
- The next step was to assemble some 40 international musicians and set up a plan that would bring the unfamiliar music of Afghans, Karakalpaks, Kazakhs, Turkmens, and other Silk Road cultures to audiences everywhere.
- Dating is rare among the Karakalpaks, except for those living in large cities such as Nukus.
2 [mass noun] The Turkic language of the Karakalpaks, with about 300,000 speakers.
- Karakalpak is spoken mainly in the Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic of Uzbekistan.
- Even an entry in one of the country's minority languages Karakalpak, spoken in the far west near the decaying Aral Sea was a victor one month.
Relating to the Karakalpaks or their language.
- Newspapers, magazines, and books are printed in the Karakalpak language.
- The Karakalpak tribes have not taken up arms since the Basmachi revolts on their territory in 1918-1920.
- A similar picture prevails in the Karakalpak part of the Aral Sea basin, where the Muinak fish cannery continues to operate on imported ocean fish of low grade.
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