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: 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

Word History



pali- + siberian

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“Paleosiberian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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