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Paleosiberian

[ pey-lee-oh-sahy-beer-ee-uhn or, especially British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊ saɪˈbɪər i ən or, especially British, ˌpæl i- /
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noun
a group of languages comprising those languages of Siberia that are not affiliated with Indo-European, Altaic, Uralic, or Eskimo-Aleut and including the Chukotian family and the unrelated language isolates Ket, Nivkh, and Yukaghir; Paleo-Asiatic.
adjective
of or relating to Paleosiberian.
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Origin of Paleosiberian

First recorded in 1910–15; paleo- + Siberian
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