Pronunciation: (al'tī; Russ. ul-tī'), [key]
a territory of the Russian Federation in central Asia. 2,675,000; 101,000 sq. mi. (261,700 sq. km). Cap.: Barnaul. Also,Altay.
Pronunciation: (al'tī), [key]
—pl. -tais, (esp. collectively) -tai for 1.
1. a member of a grouping of peoples living mainly in the Gorno-Altai Autonomous Region of the Russian Federation.
2. the Turkic language of the Altai.
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