Altai



a territory of the Russian Federation in central Asia. 101,000 sq. mi. (261,700 sq. km).
Capital: Barnaul.
a member of a grouping of peoples living mainly in the Gorno-Altai Autonomous Region of the Russian Federation.
the Turkic language of the Altai.
Historical Examples

His northern ran along the Altai from the Kirghis steppe, north of the desert of Gobi.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

Kolyvan Lake lies at the foot of some offshoots of the Altai chain.
Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams

Lying deep among the Baikal mountains, an offshoot of the Altai, it presents some vividly coloured and very striking scenery.
Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century W. H. Davenport Adams

Altai, August 5, to Santiago, 96 cases delicacies and clothing.
The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton

The museum contains several dead specimens of the bearcoot, or eagle of the Altai.
Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life Thomas Wallace Knox

“A seeker of knowledge from the Altai Mountains,” I responded.
The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford

I presume it was the first of its kind that ever reached the Altai mountains.
Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life Thomas Wallace Knox

Two great mountain chains run from west to east; in the north, the Altai, (nameless in antiquity): in the south, Taurus.
A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

It is the capital of the Altai mining districts, and besides smelting furnaces possesses glassworks, a bell-foundry and a mint.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

In this direction the Altai, Sayan, and other ranges continue the line of elevations to the north-eastern coast.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

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