from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Buddhist Mongol people now located primarily in Kalmyk.
  • n. The Mongolian language of this people.
  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, Kalmykia
  • n. Someone from Kalmykia.
  • proper n. A Mongolic language, spoken in and around Kalmykia in Russia.


Russian, from Kazan Tatar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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