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a. A member of a group of Turkic peoples primarily inhabiting Tatarstan in west-central Russia and parts of Siberia and Central Asia.
b. Any of the Turkic languages of the Tatars.
2. A member of any of the Turkic and Mongolian peoples of central Asia who invaded western Asia and eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. In all senses also called Tartar.
[Persian Tātār, of Turkic origin.]
a. a member of a Mongoloid people who under Genghis Khan established a vast and powerful state in central Asia from the 13th century until conquered by Russia in 1552
b. a descendant of this people, now scattered throughout Russia but living chiefly in the Tatar Republic
2. (Languages) any of the languages spoken by the present-day Tatars, belonging to various branches of the Turkic family of languages, esp Kazan Tatar
(Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Tatars
[C14: from Old French Tartare, from Medieval Latin Tartarus (associated with Latin Tartarus the underworld), from Persian Tātār]
1. a member of a modern Turkic-speaking people living in the Tatar AR and adjacent regions of E European Russia and in scattered communities in W Siberia and central Asia.
2. the language of this people.
[1805–15; see Tartar]
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|Noun||1.||Tatar - a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century|
|2.||Tatar - a member of the Turkic-speaking people living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains (the name has been attributed to many other groups)|
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
|3.||Tatar - the Turkic language spoken by the Tatar living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains|