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Palaeo-Siberian

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Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊˌsʌɪˈbɪərɪən
 
, ˌpeɪ-/

Definition of Palaeo-Siberian in English:

adjective

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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