Kamasin

noun Ka·ma·sin \¦kämaə¦sēn, ¦kam-, -sin\
variants: less commonly

Kamass

\ˈkäməs, ˈkam-\ or

Kamassian

\kəˈmashən, -asēən\ or

Kamassin

\like kamasin\

Definition of Kamasin

plural

Kamasin

or

Kamasins

  1. 1 a :  a Samoyed people on the upper Yenisei river, Siberia, who are ethnically largely extinct or absorbed into the Russian culture by intermarriage b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the Uralic language of the Kamasin people

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Origin and Etymology of kamasin

Kamasin, Kamass, Kamassin from Russian Kamasintsy (plural), from Kamasin Kangmāãžə; Kamassian probably from Kamass + -ian


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