During night we passed a place where five Samoyed tents were pitched, in whose neighbourhood a large number of reindeer pastured.
Now, this seems at once to connect the Aino with the Samoyed and the Lapp.
The Samoyed shamans are, as a rule, the most intelligent and cunning of the whole race.
Now the bow appears to have almost completely gone out of use, for we saw not a single Samoyed archer.
The Samoyed tent is commonly covered with reindeer skins, the Ostyak tent with birch bark.
These plains are early free of snow, and are covered with a rich turf, which yields good pasture to the Samoyed reindeer herds.
Mr. Serebrenikoff writes Samodin instead of Samoyed, considering the latter name incorrect.
To the Samoyed, for instance, the reindeer which serves him as unit of value is wealth in the most concrete and tangible form.
The modifications to which our own alphabet has been subjected, are those that Castrn has made in his Samoyed grammar and lexicon.
They had almost got to lying in the sleeping-bags by day, when a Samoyed declared he smelt the smoke of a native encampment.
Siberian Mongolian people, 1580s, from Russian samoyed (11c.), traditionally literally "self-eaters," i.e. "cannibals" (the first element cognate with same, the second with eat), but this might be Russian folk etymology of a native name:
The common Russian etymology of the name Samoyed, meaning "self-eater," deepened the Russians' already exotic image of far-northerners. The most probable linguistic origin of Samoyed, however, is from the Saami -- saam-edne, "land of the people" [Andrei V. Golovnev and Gail Osherenko, "Siberian Survival: The Nenets and Their Story," Cornell University, 1999]Which would make the name a variant of Suomi "Finn." The native name is Nenets. As the name of a type of dog (once used as a working dog in the Arctic) it is attested from 1889.