Nivkh

[ neefk, neefkh ]
/ nifk, nifx /

noun, plural Nivkhs, Niv·khi [neef-kee, -khee], /ˈnif ki, -xi/, (especially collectively) Nivkh for 1.

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.

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Also called Gilyak.

Origin of Nivkh

From Russian, from Nivkh (Amur dialect) ńivx a self-designation

Words nearby Nivkh

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