Definition of Ural-Altaic in English:

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Ural-Altaic

Pronunciation: /ˌjʊər(ə)lalˈteɪɪk/

adjective

Relating to or denoting a hypothetical language group formerly proposed to include both the Uralic and the Altaic languages.
Example sentences
  • Korean is considered part of the Tungusic branch of the Altaic group of the Ural-Altaic language family.
  • Furthermore, Hungarian, Turkish and Finnish (which are Ural-Altaic languages like Korean and share phonetic qualities with it) also extensively use umlauts.
  • The Korean Peninsula was first populated by peoples of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic language family, who migrated from the northwestern regions of Asia.

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