Paleosiberian

adjective
Pa·​leo·​siberian | \ ¦pālēō, ¦palēō+ \

Definition of Paleosiberian

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Paleosiberian

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Definition of Paleosiberian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a group of language families consisting of Luorawetlan, Yukaghir, Gilyak, and Yeniseian that are spoken by aboriginal peoples in northern and eastern Siberia, are not known to be related, but are conveniently treated together in contrast to the Altaic languages and Russian spoken in the same area

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pali- + siberian

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“Paleosiberian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paleosiberian. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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