Kalmyk[kălˈmĭk, kăl-mĭkˈ] also Kal·muck or Kal·muk [kălˈmŭk, kăl-mŭkˈ]
Kalmyk definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Kal·muck or Kal·muknoun pl. Kalmyk Kalmyk or Kal·myks also Kalmuck or Kal·mucks or Kalmuk or Kal·muks
- A member of a Buddhist Mongol people now located primarily in Kalmyk.
- The Mongolian language of this people.
Origin: Russian, from Kazan Tatar.
A region of southwest Russia on the Caspian Sea. Settled in the early 17th century by Kalmyk people from central China, it came under Russian control after 1646.
Variant of Kalmuck
- a member of a group of Mongolian peoples living chiefly in the lower Volga region and N Xinjiang
- the Mongolian language of these peoples
Origin: probably of Mongolian origin, originally