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  • proper n. a people who live in the extreme northwest of Siberia.
  • proper n. the Samoyedic language spoken by these people.
  • n. A member of these people.


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  • At this most eagerly awaited, wondrous time, the Nganasan people celebrate the Clean Tent Ceremony, the premiere rite of their ritual calendar.

    Donna Henes: A Clean Sweep for the New Year

  • In Siberia, we have the Itelmen, the Khanty, the Nganasan, the Evenki, the Ket, the Yukaghir and the Nivkhi.

    Robert Lindsay


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