Definition of Ural-Altaic in English:



  • Relating to or denoting a hypothetical language group formerly proposed to include both the Uralic and the Altaic languages.

    • ‘The Korean Peninsula was first populated by peoples of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic language family, who migrated from the northwestern regions of Asia.’
    • ‘Furthermore, Hungarian, Turkish and Finnish (which are Ural-Altaic languages like Korean and share phonetic qualities with it) also extensively use umlauts.’
    • ‘They are the ethnic descendants of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic family.’
    • ‘Korean is considered part of the Tungusic branch of the Altaic group of the Ural-Altaic language family.’
    • ‘Hungarian is classified as a Finno-Ugric language and is part of the larger Ural-Altaic linguistic family.’
    • ‘They arrived eventually in Anatolia, but their origins lie in Turan, a region between the Caspian Sea and the Mongolian desert, and their Ural-Altaic language is distinct from the Indo-European or Semitic language groups.’
    • ‘It is, thus, demonstrated that the ancient Korean ethnic group once belonged to the Paleo-Siberian group that originated from the Ural-Altaic linguistic family.’
    • ‘The rest of the population speaks languages drawn from Indo-European, Ural-Altaic, or Semitic language families.’
    • ‘Turkish is part of the Ural-Altaic linguistic group.’
    • ‘Its roots are in the Ural-Altaic languages of Finland, Hungary, and Turkey.’