Ka·​ma·​sin | \ ¦kämaə¦sēn, ¦kam-, -sin\
variants: or less commonly Kamass \ ˈkäməs , ˈkam-​ \ or Kamassian \ kəˈmashən , -​asēən \ or Kamassin \ like kamasin \
plural Kamasin or Kamasins

Definition of Kamasin

1a : a Samoyed people on the upper Yenisei river, Siberia, who are ethnically largely extinct or absorbed into the Russian culture by intermarriage
b : a member of such people
2 : the Uralic language of the Kamasin people

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History and Etymology for Kamasin

Kamasin, Kamass, Kamassin from Russian Kamasintsy (plural), from Kamasin Kangmāãžə; Kamassian probably from Kamass + -ian

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