Ostyak

Ostyak

[os-tee-ak]
noun, plural Ostyaks (especially collectively) Ostyak.
Also, Ostiak.


Origin:
1715–25; < Russian ostyák originally a Khanty, later used for the Samoyedic Selkup, the Ket, and certain Mansi groups < Khanty ās-jax, plural of as-xo one living on the Ob, equivalent to Ās the river Ob + xo man

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Ostyak (ˈɒstɪˌæk)
 
n , -aks, -ak
1.  a member of an Ugrian people living in NW Siberia E of the Urals
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family: related to Hungarian

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