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noun, plural Nen·tsi, Nen·tsy [nent-see] /ˈnɛnt si/, (especially collectively) Nen·ets.
  1. a member of a reindeer-herding Uralic people of far northern European Russia and adjacent areas of Siberia as far as the Yenisei River delta.
  2. the Samoyedic language of the Nenets.

Origin of Nenets

< Russian nénets (with -ets falsely construed as the Russian suffix) < Nenets ńēnetś man, Nenets
Also called Yurak.
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