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- n. Variant of Ostyak.
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Maps of the Ob and of the Ostiak country had already been published by Sebastian Munster and by Herberstein a generation before the Cossacks entered Sibir.
For, whether the visitor be an Ostiak from the Polar Circle, an Uzbek from the Upper Oxus, a
We have eighteen Ostiak dogs with us in prime condition, and expect to drag our ship's boat upon sledges.
Iermak appointed Alatscha, an Ostiak prince, as chief of the tribes of the Obi.
After reducing the cantons of Tarkhan to submission, the Cossacks entered the country of the most considerable of the Ostiak princes, named Samar.
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