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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Origin and Etymology of yeniseian
Yenisei river, western Siberia + English -an
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