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Yakut

[yuh-koot] /yəˈkut/
noun, plural Yakuts (especially collectively) Yakut for 1.
1.
a member of a Turkic-speaking people of the Lena River valley and adjacent areas of eastern Siberia.
2.
the Turkic language of the Yakut.
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Historical Examples
  • In the next century the Arabian geographer, Yakut, describes it as deserted.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • Few even of the most artful Russians are able to deceive a Yakut of the woods.

    The Human Race Louis Figuier
  • The Yakut listened attentively as long as he did not understand what I was asking.

  • Sometimes a wizard expects no fee unless he is successful, as among the Tungus, Yakut and Buryats.

  • After three days' march up the river he fell in with a Yakut tribe, from whom he got a rich booty of sable and other furs.

  • Hence it is probable that it is to the Yakut language that the term Yukahir (also Yukadzhir) is referrible.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • A Yakut thinks nothing of working for three or four days without either eating or drinking.

    The Human Race Louis Figuier
  • That the Yakut are Turk, is placed beyond reasonable doubt; although the only test has been that of language.

  • Evidently those Yakut frosts were beginning, which reduce the most terrible Arctic cold to insignificance.

  • There was deep silence in the room,—a rather unusual thing in a place where several Yakut people are together.

British Dictionary definitions for Yakut

Yakut

/jæˈkʊt/
noun
1.
(pl) -kuts, -kut. a native or inhabitant of the Sakha Republic, in Russia
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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