[ os-tee-ak ]
/ ˈɒs tiˌæk /
noun, plural Os·ty·aks, (especially collectively) Os·ty·ak.
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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
Words nearby Ostyak
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Example sentences from the Web for Ostyak
The Samoyed tent is commonly covered with reindeer skins, the Ostyak tent with birch bark.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
The reindeer, after he is dead, is of as much use to the Ostyak, as when he was alive; for his skin is his master's clothing.Far Off|Favell Lee Mortimer
British Dictionary definitions for Ostyak
/ (ˈɒstɪˌæk) /
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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