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Altaic language

Definitions of Altaic language
  1. noun
    a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
    synonyms: Altaic
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    Turki, Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar
    a subfamily of Altaic languages
    Tungusic, Tungusic language
    a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
    Mongolian, Mongolic, Mongolic language
    a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia
    Korean
    the Altaic language spoken by Koreans
    Japanese
    the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
    Turkish
    a Turkic language spoken by the Turks
    Turcoman, Turkmen, Turkoman
    the Turkic language spoken by the Turkoman
    Azerbaijani
    the Turkic language spoken by the Azerbaijani
    Kazak, Kazakh
    the Turkic language spoken by the Kazak
    Tatar
    the Turkic language spoken by the Tatar living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains
    Usbeg, Usbek, Uzbak, Uzbeg, Uzbek
    the Turkic language spoken by the Uzbek
    Uighur, Uigur, Uygur
    the Turkic language spoken by approximately 7,000,000 Uighur in extreme northwestern China
    Yakut
    the Turkic language spoken by the Yakut
    Khirghiz, Kirghiz, Kirgiz
    the Turkic language spoken by the Kirghiz
    Karakalpak
    the Turkic language spoken by the Karakalpak
    Chuvash
    the Turkic language spoken by the Chuvash
    Chagatai, Eastern Turki, Jagatai, Jaghatai
    a Turkic literary language of medieval central Asia (named for one of the sons of Genghis Khan)
    Evenki, Ewenki, Tungus, Tunguz
    the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia
    Manchu
    the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu
    Kalka, Khalka, Khalkha
    the language of the Khalkha that is the official language of the Mongolian People's Republic
    Ryukyuan
    the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands
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    Ural-Altaic
    a (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)
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