Meaning of Ural-Altaic

U•ral-Al•ta•ic

Pronunciation: (yoor'ul-al-tā'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Ural Mountains, on the border between the Russian Federation in Europe and Siberia, and the Altai Mountains, in S Siberia and NW Mongolia, or the country or peoples around them.
  2. of or pertaining to Ural-Altaic.
  3. speaking a Ural-Altaic language.
—n.
  1. a postulated family of languages comprising Uralic and Altaic.
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