Gilyak

noun
Gil·​yak | \ (ˈ)gil¦yak \
variants: or Giliak \ " , ˈgilēˌak \
plural Gilyak or Gilyaks or Giliak or Giliaks

Definition of Gilyak

1a : a people of Siberia that are found in the lower course of the Amur river and in adjacent northern Sakhalin Island
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Gilyak people
3 : a language family consisting only of Gilyak

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“Gilyak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gilyak. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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