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1Among Mongol and Turkic peoples: a tribe, a clan.
2In modern Mongolia: a large administrative division, corresponding roughly to a tribal area; a province.
Early 18th century. In some forms originally from French † aimack; in later use from forms in the Turkic languages of Central Asia, all from Mongolian aimag. These forms were probably chiefly transmitted via other European languages; compare German Aimag, Russian ajmak.
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