Definition of Yukaghir in English:

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Yukaghir

Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞okəˈɡir/

noun (plural same or Yukaghirs)

1A member of a people of Arctic Siberia.
Example sentences
  • The position of Yakut is now less strong, but most Yukaghirs have some command of Yakut as well.
  • From the Abazians to the Yukaghirs, read about the people, tribes, dialects, and languages of Russia.
  • The Yukaghir live in the northeast of Russia, in the Republic of Yakutia, above the arctic circle.
2The language of the Yukaghir, of uncertain affinity but possibly Uralic.
Example sentences
  • The number of speakers of Yukaghir has diminished greatly since these verses were collected.

adjective

Relating to the Yukaghir or their language.

Origin

Yakut.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Yu·ka·ghir

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