Type Political Subdivision & Mountain
Scripts Алтай(Mongolian Cyrillic, Altai, Russian, Kazakh)
Other Forms FormsAltay
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Meaning & History
Combination of Mongolian алт (alt) meaning "gold" and тай (tay) meaning "with" (wholly meaning "the mountain with gold"). The Altai Republic is a federal subject north of Mongolia in Russia. The Altai Mountains are mountain ranges running through Central Asia.