Altaic language

noun
a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
Syn: ↑Altaic
Derivationally related forms: ↑Altaic (for: ↑Altaic)
Hypernyms: ↑Ural-Altaic
Hyponyms:

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  • Altaic languages — Infobox Language family name=Altaic region=East, North, Central, and West Asia and Eastern Europe familycolor=Altaic family=One of the world s primary language families proto name=Proto Altaic child1=Turkic child2=Mongolic child3=Tungusic… …   Wikipedia

  • Altaic languages — Group of more than 50 languages, comprising the Turkic, Mongolian, and Manchu Tungus subfamilies. Altaic languages are spoken across Eurasia by more than 140 million people (the overwhelming majority of whom speak Turkic languages). Most scholars …   Universalium

  • Altaic — I noun 1. any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group • Hypernyms: ↑Asian, ↑Asiatic • Hyponyms: ↑Tungusic 2. a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Altaic — [al tā′ik] adj. 1. of the Altai Mountains or the peoples living there 2. designating or of a group of language families including Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic n. this group of language families …   English World dictionary

  • language — /lang gwij/, n. 1. a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition: the two languages of Belgium; a Bantu language; the French… …   Universalium

  • language — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) System of communication Nouns 1. language, tongue, lingo, vernacular, mother tongue, protolanguage; living or dead language; idiom, parlance, phraseology; wording; dialect, patois, cant, jargon, lingo,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Altaic peoples — Infobox Ethnic group group=Altaic peoples poptime= regions = region1 = pop1 = ref1 = region2 = pop2 = ref2 = langs= rels= Animism, Buddhism, Islam related c=Altaic peoples are peoples who speak the Altaic languages. Their looks differ from east… …   Wikipedia

  • Language isolate — A language isolate, in the absolute sense, is a natural language with no demonstrable genealogical (or genetic ) relationship with other living languages; that is, one that has not been demonstrated to descend from an ancestor common to any other …   Wikipedia

  • Altaic — /al tay ik/, n. 1. the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic language families collectively, spoken over a broad expanse of Eurasia, from southeastern Europe to the Pacific: variously considered to be a single, genetically related family, with Japanese …   Universalium

  • Altaic — Al•ta•ic [[t]ælˈteɪ ɪk[/t]] n. 1) peo the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic language families collectively 2) peo of or pertaining to Altaic or the Altai Mountains …   From formal English to slang

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