Gilyak

noun

Gil·​yak
(ˈ)gil¦yak
variants or Giliak
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ˈgilēˌak
plural Gilyak or Gilyaks or Giliak or Giliaks
1
a
: 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 14 Jun. 2024.

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