Meaning of Crimean Tartar in English:

Crimean Tartar

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noun

  • A member of a Turkic people originating in the Crimea.

    A large-scale exodus of Crimean Tartars to Ottoman territory took place in the 18th and 19th centuries, followed by forced mass deportations to Soviet Central Asia during the Second World War (1939–45). Since the 1980s they have again been permitted to return to the Crimea, where they now form a significant minority population.

Origin

Late 17th century.