Khanty

Khanty

[kahn-tee, khahn-]
noun, plural Khanties (especially collectively) Khanty for 1.
1.
a member of a Uralic people now living in scattered settlements along the river Ob and its tributaries in Siberia, and known from historical records to have lived in northern European Russia.
2.
the Ugric language of the Khanty, consisting of a number of highly divergent dialects.
Also called Ostyak.


Origin:
< Russian khánty (not declined) < Khanty xantə, qantə

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To khanty
WordNet
khanty

noun
1. a member of the nomadic Ugrian people living in northwestern Siberia (east of the Urals) [syn: Ostyak
2. a Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Ostyak 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature