taiga

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See also: Taiga, taïga, and täiga

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian тайга (tajgá), from South Siberian Turkic (Altai region, for example the Altay or Shor language),[1] or alternatively Yakut тайга (tayga, untraversable forest).[2][3]

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Noun[edit]

taiga (plural taigas)

  1. A subarctic zone of evergreen coniferous forests situated south of the tundras and north of the steppes in the Northern Hemisphere.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 197:
      The mountains run from the Arctic Island of Novaya Zemlya southwards, dividing the endless wastes of the Siberian taiga and the steppes from the Russian platform in the west.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 871:
      Like the taiga, he was everywhere, and mysterious—a heroic being with unearthly gifts.
    • 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 98: 
      Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "taiga." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.
  2. ^ “тайга” in Galina Cyganenko (1989), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], (2nd ed.), Kiev: Radyanska Shkola, page 418
  3. ^ Taiga in Bokmålsordboka

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Finnish[edit]

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taiga

  1. taiga

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

taiga f (plural taigas)

  1. taiga (subarctic zone of coniferous forest)