Altaic definition

  • noun:
    • A putative language family of European countries and Asia which includes the Turkic, Tungusic, and Mongolian subfamilies.
    • a collective term for a team of relevant linguistic people including the Turkic, Tungusik and Mongolian languages, spoken over an easy location from southeastern Europe and Asia, since china as the Pacific.
    • any person in the individuals speaking a language inside Altaic language team
    • a small grouping of relevant languages talked in Asia and southeastern Europe
  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning the Altai Mountains.
    • Of or associated with Altaic.
    • Of or regarding a hypothetical grouping of languages that includes the Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic and less the Japanese and Korean languages. More familiar modern languages with this group include Turkish, Mongolian and, much more controversially, Japanese and Korean.
    • of or pertaining to the Altaic languages.
    • of or with respect to or printed in Altaic
  • others:
    • Pertaining to the Altai, a vast range of hills expanding in an easterly way through a substantial part of Asia, and forming the main boundary amongst the Russian and Chinese dominions.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "Altaic"
    • A putative language family of European countries and…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "Altaic"
  • Cross Reference for "Altaic"
139 votes

How would you define Altaic?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!