Where on earth do they speak Kalmyk-Oirat?

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Language: Kalmyk-Oirat
Number of speakers: 80500
Language code: xal
Alternate names: European Oirat, Kalmack, Kalmuck, Kalmuk, Kalmyk-Oirat, Kalmytskii Jazyk, Khalli, Oirat, Qalmaq, Volga Oirat, Weilate, Western Mongol, Western Mongolian, Xinjiang Mongolian
Where spoken: China, Mongolia, Russia

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  • Language classification: Altaic, Mongolic, Eastern, Oirat-Khalkha, Oirat-Kalmyk-Darkhat
  • Dialects: Ööld, Bayit, Buzawa, Dörböd, Dörböt, Derbet, Dorbot, Eleuth, Elyut, Hoton, Jakhachin, Kök Nur, Khoshut, Khoshuud, Khoton, Mingat, Oirat, Olot, Qinghai, Sart Qalmaq, Torghoud, Torghud, Torgut, Torguud, Torguut, Tu'erhute, Uriankhai
  • Also spoken in: Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Taiwan, United States
  • Region: Kalmykia Republic, Volga-Don steppes northwest of the Caspian, north of the Caucasus. Dörböt dialect: mostly west Kalmykia; Torgut dialect: mostly east, lower Volga region, Astrakhan Province. Also in China, Taiwan, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia (Oirat), United States.