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Related to Yeniseian languages: Na-Dene
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Noun1.Yeniseian - a member of one of the groups living in the Yenisei river valley in western Siberia
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
2.Yeniseian - the Uralic language spoken by the Yeniseian
Samoyedic, Samoyed - the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
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A proposed language family known as the Dene-Yeniseian suggests that there are common language elements between the North American Na-Dene languages and the Yeniseian languages of Central Siberia.
Linguists have long held that both the Yeniseian languages in Siberia and the, Na-Dene languages in North America have no known relatives among other languages in the world.
As the description of Yeniseian has improved much in recent years it should be worthwhile to reexamine whether the donor language was really Ket or whether another Yeniseian language could be considered.