Origin of Ostyak
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Historical Examples of ostyak
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.
The Ostyak wears a great-coat made of the skin of a white deer; this gives him the appearance of a great white bear.
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
- 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