Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hypothetical language group that comprises the Uralic and Altaic language families.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See Altaic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Urals and the Altai; as the Ural-Altaic, or Turanian, languages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A conjectural grouping of the Uralic and Altaic language families, implying a common ancestor that lacks recognition among most current comparative linguists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)

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Examples

  • Predominant in the religious systems of Siberia and the Ural-Altaic peoples, it also played an important -- if somewhat more subordinate role -- in North America and elsewhere.

    Shamanism and the problem of consciousness

  • Predominant in the religious systems of Siberia and the Ural-Altaic peoples, it also played an important -- if somewhat more subordinate role -- in North America and elsewhere.

    Shamanism and the problem of consciousness

  • And others try the controversial Ural-Altaic route.

    Phoenix discusses Nostratic

  • Was that in Maths, Ural-Altaic languages, ... or some tedious non-subject?

    Brown: The South East Doesn't Matter

  • Many scholars but not all place Korean in the Ural-Altaic family of languages, the same one that includes Japanese as well as Hungarian and Finnish.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • Many scholars but not all place Korean in the Ural-Altaic family of languages, the same one that includes Japanese as well as Hungarian and Finnish.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • Many scholars but not all place Korean in the Ural-Altaic family of languages, the same one that includes Japanese as well as Hungarian and Finnish.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • For example, Chukchi is an early cousin of Eskimo and Aleut (which appear to have links to both Ural-Altaic and Indo-European) while Yukaghir turns out to be a distant relative of Hungarian and Finnish (Uralic), ditto Koryak.

    languagehat.com: MINORITY LANGUAGES OF RUSSIA.

  • The Bulgars, a people of mixed Ural-Altaic and Indo-European origin, had pressed westward through the lands of today's southern Russia and Ukraine.

    648

  • The Huns, nomadic Mongols of the Ural-Altaic group, probably under pressure from the Zhu-Zhu Empire in Asia, swept into Europe in the 4th century and halted for some fifty years in the valley of the Danube and Theiss.

    c. Invaders of the West

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