Yukaghir

noun Yu·ka·ghir \¦yükə¦ gi(ə)r\
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Yukagir

\¦yükə¦ gi(ə)r\

Definition of Yukaghir

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Yukaghir

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Yukaghirs

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Yukagir

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Yukagirs

  1. 1a :  a group of formerly populous peoples of northeastern Siberia surviving along the southern tributaries of the Kolyma river above Verkhne Kolymsk and having a culture of the Tungus type b :  a member of any of such peoples

  2. 2a :  the language of the Yukaghir people b :  a family of languages of which only Yukaghir is still extant or well-known — see paleosiberian

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