Ket

Ket

[ket]
noun, plural Kets (especially collectively) Ket for 1.
1.
a member of an indigenous people of central Siberia, living in widely dispersed communities on tributaries of the Yenisei River, between 60° and 67° N latitude.
2.
the Yeniseian language of the Ket, related only to several now extinct languages of the upper Yenisei.
Also called Yenisei Ostyak.


Origin:
< Russian < Ket: Ket, man, human being

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ket-

variant of keto- before a vowel: ketene.
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ket

indigenous people of central Siberia who live in the Yenisey River basin; in the late 20th century they numbered about 500. Certain traits of the Ket suggest a southerly origin. Their language, Ket, is the last true survivor of the Yeniseian group spoken in the area. Usually classed as Paleo-Siberian, this collection of unrelated language groups has no firmly established relation with other language families.

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