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- noun A member of a people of extreme northwest Russia along the coast of the White, Barents, and Kara Seas.
- noun The Samoyed language of this people.
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- proper noun a member of a people who live in the extreme northwest of
Russia; the Samoyed.
- proper noun the
Samoyedic languagespoken by these people.
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- noun a Uralic language spoken by a Samoyed of northern Siberia
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The Nenets were the enemies of civilisation and shamed the entire nation.
Russia is auctioning off the two oil fields, which are located in the country's northern Nenets Autonomous District and hold an estimated 78.1 million metric tons and 132.8 million tons of recoverable reserves, respectively.
She was found in 2007 by a reindeer herder in northern Siberia's remote Yamal-Nenets autonomous region and named for his wife.
Nenets have constantly adapted to change prior to, during, and since the development of intensive reindeer management that became the dominant management regime in the early 1900s.
At present there are no fallow or "reserve" pastures on Yamal, as there previously were under traditional Nenets management.
The most numerous are the Nenets, who comprise around 35,000 persons; the least numerous are the Enets with about 209 and the Orok with 109.
Although this report focused on sacred sites of indigenous peoples in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Koryak Autonomous Okrug in northern Russia, it also examined wider arctic and international aspects with some consideration given to the conservation value of sacred sites for indigenous peoples in Alaska and northern Canada.
Nenets reindeer herders on the lower Yenisei River: traditional economy under current conditions and responses to economic change.
Nenets have recently expressed great concern in a number of fora regarding their future in reindeer husbandry because of forces largely beyond their control .
Nenets observe that the massive influx of industrial workers to Yamal and the concomitant increase in hunting and fishing pressure has meant the decimation of many freshwater ecosystems and some preferred game species (e.g., polar fox) in areas around the main gas fields and transport corridors .