Definition of Ostyak
1. Noun. A member of the nomadic Ugrian people living in northwestern Siberia (east of the Urals).
2. Noun. A Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Ostyak.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostyak
Literary usage of Ostyak
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Siberia in Asia: a Visit to the Valley of the Genesay in East Siberia: With by Henry Seebohm (1882)
"Erection of an ostyak Choom—Ornithological results of the week—An ostyak ... for an Eagle—What became of the roubles—-Visit from our ostyak neighbour—A baby ..."
2. The Voyage of the Vega Round Asia and Europe: With a Historical Review of by Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1885)
"ostyak TENT. A'er a Photograph. Along with the dwellings of the Russians, the tents of the natives, or, as the Russians call them, ..."
3. Far Off, Or, Asia and Australia Described by Favell Lee Mortimer (1856)
"The reindeer, after he is dead, is of as much use to the ostyak, as when he was ... The ostyak lets no part of his body be uncovered but just his face, ..."