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Gilyak

[gil-yahk, gil-yahk] /ˈgɪl yɑk, gɪlˈyɑk/
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Origin of Gilyak
< Russian gilyák; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to Nivkh (Amur dial.) kil a name for neighboring Tungusic peoples (with the Russ noun suffix -(y)ak, as in sibiryák a Siberian)
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