- a member of a Uralic people now living in scattered settlements along the river Ob and its tributaries in Siberia, and known from historical records to have lived in northern European Russia.
- the Ugric language of the Khanty, consisting of a number of highly divergent dialects.
Origin of Khanty
< Russian khánty (not declined) < Khanty xantə, qantə
Also called Ostyak.
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