EXAMPLES | noun, plural Os·ty·aks, ( especially collectively) Os·ty·ak. Origin of Ostyak 1715–25; < Russian ostyák originally a Khanty, later used for the Samoyedic Selkup, the Ket, and certain Mansi groups < Khanty ās-jax, plural of as-xo one living on the Ob, equivalent to Ās the river Ob + xo man
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The town of Narym in the
Ostiak country takes its name from the marshes round it.
We have eighteen
Ostiak dogs with us in prime condition, and expect to drag our ship's boat upon sledges.
Iermak appointed Alatscha, an
Ostiak prince, as chief of the tribes of the Obi. British Dictionary definitions for ostiak noun plural -aks or -ak a member of an Ugrian people living in NW Siberia E of the Urals the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family: related to Hungarian
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