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Tatar Line breaks: Tatar
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːtə/

Definition of Tatar in English:


1A member of a Turkic people living in Tatarstan and various other parts of Russia and Ukraine. They are the descendants of the Tartars who ruled central Asia in the 14th century.
Example sentences
  • In 1944, on the pretext that they had collaborated with the Germans, Stalin ordered the deportation within a few days of the remaining 200,000 Crimean Tatars to Central Asia.
  • From the fifteenth century on, Crimean Tatars raided Ukraine for slaves, and Zaporozhian kozaks were the only defense against them.
  • This province already had a motley mixture of population, including Turks, Tatars, and Ukrainians.
2 [mass noun] The Turkic language of the Tatars, with about 6 million speakers.
Example sentences
  • So if Russian patriots are shouting in Tatar and using a French word to describe themselves, I guess jingoism is just fine.


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Relating to the Tatars or their language.
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  • The missionaries, usually from rich Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, sport ragged full beards, and their women are veiled and covered from head to toe - in contrast to the western look of most Crimean Tatar men and women.
  • On the outskirts of the town are two of the most precious Crimean Tatar sites: the mausoleum of its most famous Khan, Mengli Girai, and the magnificent school of religious and secular learning that he ordered to be built.
  • On the other hand, let's look at the Russian: óðà is from the Tatar language and means ‘beat’ or ‘hit,’ (presumably the Tatar battle cry).


The Turkic name of a Tartar tribe.

Words that rhyme with Tatar

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