Definition of Yukaghir in US English:


nounPlural Yukaghirs

  • 1A member of a people of Arctic Siberia.

    • ‘Commercial values attached to sable-hunting were woven into the social fabric of Yukaghir life.’
    • ‘The Yukaghir live in the northeast of Russia, in the Republic of Yakutia, above the arctic circle.’
    • ‘From the Abazians to the Yukaghirs, read about the people, tribes, dialects, and languages of Russia.’
    • ‘Since we are still technically still at war with the Yukaghir, your actions were technically treasonous.’
    • ‘The position of Yakut is now less strong, but most Yukaghirs have some command of Yakut as well.’
  • 2The language of the Yukaghir, of uncertain affinity.

    • ‘The number of speakers of Yukaghir has diminished greatly since these verses were collected.’


  • Relating to the Yukaghir or their language.