Yeniseian

noun
Yen·​i·​sei·​an | \ -āən \
plural -s

Definition of Yeniseian

1 : a member of one of a group of peoples in the Yenisei river country including the Sagai

called also Yenisei-Ostyak

2 : a language family spoken in the valley of the Middle Yenisei river in Siberia of which Ket is the only member still spoken

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History and Etymology for Yeniseian

Yenisei river, western Siberia + English -an

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“Yeniseian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yeniseian. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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