[ yoo-kuh-geer ]

noun,plural Yu·ka·ghirs, (especially collectively) Yu·ka·ghir for 1.
  1. a member of an Indigenous people of the Kolyma river basin of northeastern Siberia.

  2. the Paleosiberian language of the Yukaghir.

Origin of Yukaghir

First recorded in 1840–45; from Russian yukagír, probably of Evenki origin

Words Nearby Yukaghir

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How to use Yukaghir in a sentence

  • The word “Omok” means simply people, “tribe” in Yukaghir language.

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