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(ˈkælmʌk) or


npl -mucks, -muck, -myks or -myk
1. (Peoples) a member of a Mongoloid people of Buddhist tradition, who migrated from W China in the 17th century
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Mongolic branch of the Altaic family
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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.
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Buddhism was incorporated into Russian society in the 17th Century when Kalmyk people traveled to and settled in Siberia which is now the Russian Far East.
Mirjana Durdevic focuses on the brief historical episode of the Kalmyks' arrival to Yugoslavia after the savage reprisals by Bolsheviks against the Kalmyk people and Buddhist clergy during the Russian Revolution.