[ nen-ets ]

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

Words Nearby Nenets Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023