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Kal·myk(kăl′mĭk, kăl-mĭk′) or Kal·muk (kăl′mŭk, kăl-mŭk′)
n. pl. Kalmyk or Kal·myks or Kalmuk or Kal·muks
1. A member of a traditionally Buddhist Mongol people now located primarily in Kalmykia.
2. The Mongolic language of this people.
[Russian, from Kazan Tatar qalmïq.]
n., pl. -myks (esp. collectively) -myk (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a member of a Mongolian people living mainly N of the Caspian Sea and W of the lower Volga River in S European Russia.
2. the language of the Kalmyks.