Yukaghir

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian Юкагиры (Jukagiry), from Yakut Юкагир (Yukagir) (plural Yakut Юкагирдер (Yukagirder). The "Yuka" in Yukaghir may derive from a Yukaghir word for "distant", but may also be related to "yuka" seen in Evenki-language clan-names such as Yukaminka and Yukamisi, both living on the Amur river, traditionally. The suffix -ghir is likely of Evenki origin; compare Orochon clans such as Bayaghir, Iglaghir, Kindighir, Nikaghir, Tuluyaghir, and the Evenk tribe called Samaghir, on the Amur River. The Yukaghir call themselves Odul (strong, powerful).[1]

Noun[edit]

Yukaghir pl (plural only)

  1. An ethnic group of Siberia.

Proper noun[edit]

Yukaghir

  1. (linguistics) A language family consisting of two closely related languages spoken in Siberia.

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References[edit]

Jochelson, Waldemar: 1926, The Yukaghir and the Yukaghirized Tungus. Memoirs of the AMNH; vol.13. New York: G.E. Stechert 1910-1926.