Entry from British & World English dictionary
Denoting or belonging to a group of languages spoken in eastern Siberia, formerly thought to constitute a phylum or superfamily. The most important is Chukchi.
- Ainu is said to belong either to a Paleo-Asiatic or a Paleo-Siberian group of languages.
- It is, thus, demonstrated that the ancient Korean ethnic group once belonged to the Paleo-Siberian group that originated from the Ural-Altaic linguistic family.
- Several small and ancient Paleo-Siberian groups live in Russia's extreme northeastern section of Siberia.
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