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Yeniseian

[yen-uh-sey-uh n]
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noun
  1. a group of languages spoken in Siberia, the only surviving member of which is Ket.
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Origin of Yeniseian

Yenisei + -an, translation of Russian yeniséĭskiĭ
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  • All this, however, is remedied by adhering to Klaproth's term Yeniseian.

    The Natural History of the Varieties of Man

    Robert Gordon Latham