- an indigenous people of the Soviet Far East, now living mainly in scattered communities on the lower Amur River and Sakhalin Island.
- the Paleosiberian language of the Nivkh.
Origin of Nivkh
< Russian < Nivkh (Amur dial.) ńivx a self-designation
Also called Gilyak.
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