Definition of Nenets in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈnɛnɛts

noun (plural same or Nentsy or Nentsi)

  • 1A member of a nomadic people of Siberia, whose main traditional occupation is reindeer herding.
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    • 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.
  • 2 [mass noun] The language of the Nenets, the most widely used of the Samoyedic languages, with about 27,000 speakers.


the name in Russian.

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