Meaning of aimag in English:

aimag

noun

(also aimak)
  • 1Among Mongol and Turkic peoples: a tribe, a clan.

  • 2In modern Mongolia: a large administrative division, corresponding roughly to a tribal area; a province.

Pronunciation

aimag

/ˈeɪmaɡ/ /ˈʌɪmaɡ/

Origin

Early 18th century. In some forms originally from French †aimack; in later use from forms in the Turkic languages of Central Asia, all from Mongolian aimag. These forms were probably chiefly transmitted via other European languages; compare German Aimag, Russian ajmak.