Definition of Karakalpak in English:


Syllabification: Ka·ra·kal·pak
Pronunciation: /ˌkärəkälˈpäk, kəˌräkəlˈpäk

noun (plural same or Karakalpaks)

1A member of an indigenous people living in the Karakalpak Autonomous Republic of Russia, south of the Aral Sea.
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  • 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.
2The Turkic language of the Karakalpak.
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  • 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.


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Relating to the Karakalpak or their language.
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  • 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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