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Type Body of Water
Scripts Байкал(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /bɐj.ˈkaɫ/(Russian) /baɪ.ˈkæl/(English) /baɪ.ˈkɑːl/(English)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsBaykal

Meaning & History

From Buryat Байгал (Baygal) of uncertain origin, perhaps from the Turkic roots baj meaning "rich" and kol meaning "lake" or from Mongolian байгалийн нуур (baigaliin nuur) meaning "natural lake". This is the name of a lake in Siberia.
Added 4/10/2017 by HL
Edited 9/26/2021 by HL