Yukaghir

noun
Yu·​ka·​ghir
variants: or Yukagir \ ¦yükə¦ gi(ə)r \
plural Yukaghir or Yukaghirs or Yukagir or Yukagirs

Definition of Yukaghir

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
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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“Yukaghir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yukaghir. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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