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Altay (Altai)

The Altay (Altai) Türks (Altay: Алтайлар, Altaylar) are a Qıpçaq and Saqa Turkic speaking ethnic group that are indigenous to Siberia, mainly inhabiting the Altay Republic.

 

Etymology

 

Altay is etymologically derived from Turkic *ɑl “red, gold” or *ɑltun “gold” and Turkic *dɑg “mountain.”

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