Definition of Altaian in English:

Altaian

adjective

  • Of, belonging to, or designating the Altai Mountains of central Asia, or the people who inhabit this region; = "Altaic".

noun

  • A person inhabiting the Altai region; a member of an Altaic group.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Tooke (bap. 1744, d. 1820), writer and translator. From the name of the Altai Mountains + -an.

Pronunciation

Altaian

/alˈteɪən/