Type Political Subdivision
Usage Yakut, Russian, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Danish, English, French, Georgian, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu
Scripts Саха(Yakut, Russian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian Cyrillic, Ukrainian) ساخا(Arabic, Persian) Սախա(Armenian) სახა(Georgian) साख़ा(Hindi) ساحا(Kazakh Arabic) ซาคา(Thai) سخا(Urdu)
Pronounced Pron. sa-KHA(Yakut) su-KHA(Russian) sah-KHAH(Armenian) SAH-kə(English) SA-KA(French) SAH-KHAH(Georgian) sa-KA(Thai) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From the name of the Sakha (Yakut) people, which is derived from Turkic jaka meaning "collar, edge". This is the name of a Russian federal republic also referred to as Yakutia.