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Ostiak

[os-tee-ak] /ˈɒs tiˌæk/
noun
1.

Ostyak

or Ostiak

[os-tee-ak] /ˈɒs tiˌæk/
noun, plural Ostyaks (especially collectively) Ostyak.
1.
Origin of Ostyak
1715-1725
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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  • The town of Narym in the Ostiak country takes its name from the marshes round it.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • We have eighteen Ostiak dogs with us in prime condition, and expect to drag our ship's boat upon sledges.

    A Man's Woman Frank Norris
  • Iermak appointed Alatscha, an Ostiak prince, as chief of the tribes of the Obi.

British Dictionary definitions for Ostiak

Ostyak

/ˈɒstɪˌæk/
noun
1.
(pl) -aks, -ak. 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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