Definition of Nenets in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnenets/

noun (plural same or Nentsy /ˈnentsē/ or Nentsi /ˈnentsē/)

1A member of a nomadic people of Siberia, whose main traditional occupation is reindeer herding.
Example sentences
  • Reindeer herding among the northern Nentsy includes the year-round pasturing of reindeer under the supervision of herders and the use of herd dogs and reindeer-drawn sleighs.
  • His wide knowledge of legal and oil issues helps him defend the traditional livelihood of the Nenets.
  • There, the traditional clothing worn by the Nenets as well as their country foods diet struck the visiting Inuit.
2The Samoyedic language of the Nenets.


The name in Russian.

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Syllabification: Nen·ets

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