Pronunciation: (bäl'kär), [key]
—pl. -kars, (esp. collectively) -kar for 1.
1. a member of a Sunni Muslim people living mainly in the Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation, closely related to the Karachai.
2. the Turkic language spoken by the Balkars.
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