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Nenets

[nen-ets] /ˈnɛn ɛts/
noun, plural Nentsi, Nentsy
[nent-see] /ˈnɛnt si/ (Show IPA).
(especially collectively) Nenets.
1.
a member of a reindeer-herding Uralic people of far northern European Russia and adjacent areas of Siberia as far as the Yenisei River delta.
2.
the Samoyedic language of the Nenets.
Also called Yurak.
Origin
< Russian nénets (with -ets falsely construed as the Russian suffix) < Nenets ńēnetś man, Nenets
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