Paleosiberian

Paleosiberian

[pey-lee-oh-sahy-beer-ee-uhn or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
noun
1.
a group of languages comprising those languages of Siberia that are not affiliated with Indo-European, Altaic, Uralic, or Eskimo-Aleut and including the Chukotian family and the unrelated language isolates Ket, Nivkh, and Yukaghir; Paleo-Asiatic.
2.
Paleo-Asiatic ( def 1 ).
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to Paleosiberian.

Origin:
1910–15; paleo- + Siberian

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