from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Al·ma-A·ta (älˈmə-äˈtə, əl-mäˈə-täˈ)Almaty A city of Kazakhstan in the southeast part of the country near the border of Kyrgyzstan. Founded in the 1850s as a Russian fort and trading post, the city served as the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997 and is the commercial and cultural center of the country. Population: 1,180,000.
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- proper n. The largest city in and former (until 1998) capital of Kazakhstan, formerly known as Alma-Ata.
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- n. the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998
Transliteration from the Kazakh name Алматы (Almatı), which is an adjective form of Kazakh word for apple (алма). (Wiktionary)