Orkut is a social networking site named after the Google engineer who initially developed it, Orkut Buyukkokten. (Orkut is easier to spell and pronounce than Buyukkokten!) It was created as an independent project to help people around the world connect.
Learn more about Orkut in the official Orkut blog.
How to pronounce "Orkut"
Orkut is easy and quick to pronounce. The emphasis is on the "or". The "kut" is short, like "cut it out!"