Gilyak

[ gil-yahk, gil-yahk ]
/ ˈgɪl yɑk, gɪlˈyɑk /

noun

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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