noun, plural Nivkhs, Nivkhi /ˈnifki, -xi/ [neef-kee, -khee] Show IPA . (especially collectively) Nivkh for 1.
an indigenous people of the Soviet Far East, now living mainly in scattered communities on the lower Amur River and Sakhalin Island.
the Paleosiberian language
of the Nivkh.
< Russian < Nivkh (Amur dial.) ńivx a self-designation