Nivkh


Nivkh
/neefk, neefkh/, n., pl. Nivkhs, Nivkhi /neef"kee, -khee/, (esp. collectively) Nivkh for 1.
1. an indigenous people of the Soviet Far East, now living mainly in scattered communities on the lower Amur River and Sakhalin Island.
2. the Paleosiberian language of the Nivkh. Also called Gilyak.
[ < Russ < Nivkh (Amur dial.) nivx a self-designation]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Nivkh — /neefk, neefkh/, n., pl. Nivkhs, Nivkhi /neef kee, khee/, (esp. collectively) Nivkh for 1. 1. an indigenous people of the Soviet Far East, now living mainly in scattered communities on the lower Amur River and Sakhalin Island. 2. the… …   Universalium

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  • Nivkh — noun a) A member of an indigenous ethnic group inhabiting the northern half of and the region of the estuary in Russias . b) The language isolate spoken by the Nivkh. Syn: Gilyak, Gilyak …   Wiktionary

  • Nivkh people — Nivkh Alternative names: Nivkhs, Nivkhi, Gilyak, Giliaks, Giliastski A group of Nivkh people Total population 5,300 (est.) Regions with significant populations Russia …   Wikipedia

  • Nivkh language — Nivkh Нивхгу диф [mer nivx tif] [ɳiɣvn duf] (S.E. Sakhalin dialect) Spoken in Russia, Japan[ …   Wikipedia

  • Nivkh language — formerly  called Gilyak Language,         isolated language with two main dialects spoken by some 400 Nivkh, roughly 10 percent of the ethnic group. The Nivkh live on Sakhalin Island and along the estuary of the Amur River in eastern Siberia.… …   Universalium

  • List of Nivkh settlements — List of notable Nivkh (Gilyak) settlements in Sakhalin Island and the Lower Amur River. Prior 1905 settlements are listed from north to south in their geographical categories with most settlement names in the Nivkh language or in the only know… …   Wikipedia

  • Idioma nivejí — Nivkh Нивхгу диф /mer nivx tif/ /ɳiɣvn duf/ (S.E. Sakhalin dialect) Hablado en Rusia Japón[1] Hablantes • Nati …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nivkhs — Ethnic group group=Nivkhs Alternative names: Nivkh, Nivkhi, Gilyak, Giliaks, Giliastski poptime=5,300 (est.) popplace= Russia: Khabarovsk Krai, Sakhalin Oblast langs= Nivkh, Russian rels=Shamanism, Russian Orthodoxy related= Ainu, Oroks, Itelmen …   Wikipedia


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