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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The Russian ship Gilyak was hit by a shell, and lost several men.Our Sailors
As I stood on the bank, a Gilyak boat came near me with a full cargo of salmon.
The southern one, near which we passed, is called Cape Pronge, and has a Gilyak village at its base.
While we took wood at a Gilyak village I embraced the opportunity to visit the aboriginals.
A Gilyak gentleman does not permit fire carried into or out of his house, not even in a pipe.