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noun, plural Ya·kuts, (especially collectively) Ya·kut for 1.
  1. a member of a Turkic-speaking people of the Lena River valley and adjacent areas of eastern Siberia.
  2. the Turkic language of the Yakut.
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Historical Examples

  • In the next century the Arabian geographer, Yakut, describes it as deserted.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Few even of the most artful Russians are able to deceive a Yakut of the woods.

    The Human Race

    Louis Figuier

  • The Yakut listened attentively as long as he did not understand what I was asking.

  • Sometimes a wizard expects no fee unless he is successful, as among the Tungus, Yakut and Buryats.

  • After three days' march up the river he fell in with a Yakut tribe, from whom he got a rich booty of sable and other furs.

British Dictionary definitions for yakut


  1. plural -kuts or -kut a native or inhabitant of the Sakha Republic, in Russia
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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