One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a people living in southern Siberia, Mongolia, and northern China.
- ‘Buryats have achieved a high level of education that helps equip many for work in regional industries such as aircraft manufacture.’
- ‘The Buryat see it as a stake in the sky, and all the other stars horses tethered to it.’
- ‘Natasha and Valya are Buryat, they are cousins and run the hostel where I stayed when I got here first, the other one is Mom!’
- ‘It is the primary religion of ethnic Buryats, Kalmyks, and Tuvans.’
2mass noun The language of the Buryat, related to Mongolian and having over 400,000 speakers.
- ‘Most people spoke Buryat, a softer more rhythmic language with few of the harder sounds of Russian.’
- ‘My Russian was not very well developed then, and the children spoke both accented Russian and their native Buryat.’
- ‘Buryat has a variety of written styles, but as in most national languages of the USSR, its official, business and scientific styles were not developed enough to ensure its use in multiple domains.’
Relating to the Buryat or their language.
- ‘In the last decade the Buryat language situation has been the focus of research and discussion within the Buryat community.’
- ‘So we were in good company, as we were meeting her friends, including a professor of Buryat history at the University.’
- ‘Nikolai's father was a businessman, half Russian and half Buryat.’
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