Definition of Khalkha in English:

Khalkha

Line breaks: Khal|kha
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːlkə
 
/

noun (plural same or Khalkhas)

  • 1A member of a section of the Mongolian people, constituting the bulk of the population of Mongolia.
    More 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.
  • 2 [mass noun] The language of the Khalkha, a demotic form of Mongolian adopted as the official language of Mongolia.

adjective

Back to top  
  • Relating to the Khalkha or their language.
    More 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.

More definitions of Khalkha

Definition of Khalkha in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw