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Khalkha

Syllabification: Khal·kha
Pronunciation: /ˈkalkə
 
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Definition of Khalkha in English:

noun (plural same or Khalkhas)

1A member of a section of the Mongolian people, constituting the bulk of the population of Mongolia.
Example sentences
  • A major civil war occurred from 1400 to 1450 between two main groups, the Khalkha in the east and the Oirad in the west.
  • When the Khalkhas refused to submit to the Jungarians Galdan resolved to add them to his empire by force.
  • Nuolaozi Festival is a grand festival of Khalkhas, which is held in the first month of each lunar year.
2The language of the Khalkha, a demotic form of Mongolian adopted as the official language of Mongolia.

adjective

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Relating to the Khalkha or their language.
Example sentences
  • He was a Khalkha Mongol, who formerly headed a ministry in Mongolia.
  • Approximately 78 percent of the people are Khalkha Mongols.
  • The Khalkha women are adept at handicraft such as embroidery, carpet and mural production.

Origin

of unknown origin.

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