Kalmuck: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kal'muk, kal-muk'), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of any of a group of Buddhistic Mongol tribes of a region extending from western China to the valley of the lower Volga River.
  2. a Mongolian language used by the part of the Kalmuck people that was formerly powerful in northwest China, specifically in Dzungaria, and is now relocated northwest of the Caspian Sea.
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