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or Yu·ka·gir  (yo͞o′kə-gîr′)
n. pl. Yukaghir or Yu·ka·ghirs or Yukagir or Yu·ka·girs
1. A member of a traditionally nomadic people of eastern Siberia, known for their animistic beliefs and practice of shamanism.
2. The language of the Yukaghirs, perhaps related to Uralic.

[Russian Yukagir.]
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For example, in Sami and Siberian Yukaghir hunting rituals men dressed in reindeer skins in order to become a reindeer (Itkonen 1948b, 18 f.
Por su parte, Willerslev (2007) en su etnografia sobre cazadores Yukaghir en Siberia, describe la relacion que tienen los humanos con la "naturaleza" como parte de un contexto de interaccion constante de caceria donde la depredacion de animales es constante e inclusive anti-ecologica debido a su desmedida intensificacion.
7) Recovering a specifically Siberian Yukaghir sense of animal spectres, anthropologist Rane Willerslev pursues the latter route as he reframes animism in terms of an "indigenous metaphysics" that deeply unsettles "ontological certainties" and therefore signals an opportunity for "critical dialogue" concerning Arctic and southern "theories of knowledge" (3).
Danish anthropologist Rane Willerslev embarks on a mission to start a fair-trade fur cooperation with the indigenous Yukaghir, but things quickly turn dangerous.
Tundra Yukaghir (henceforward TY) is one of the two survivors, the second being Kolyma Yukaghir (henceforward KY), of a group of closely related languages spoken by the peoples (wadul/odul) that once populated the vast area of the Russian Empire between the cost of the North Polar See and the upper reaches of Yana, Indigirka and Kolyma spreading longitudinally as far as the lower reaches of Lena and upper reaches of Anadyr (Donskoj 1996:22).
Chapters cover the Brogpas of Bhutan, the Ge minority of China, the Tarahumara/Raramuri of Mexico, the Nomads of Mongolia, and the Yukaghir of Siberia.
Keywords: Yukaghir, arrow, loanword from Tungus languages, hunting term, language taboo.
The Finns employed several terms to describe the bear including "Master of the Forest" and "Pride of the Woodlands" while the Yukaghir, a Mongolian people of northern Siberia, refer to the bear as the "Owner of the Earth.
De manera general, para desarrollar los argumentos de sus propuestas este antropologo utiliza informacion basada en datos etnograficos, los cuales son relevantes para su investigacion: los lapones Skolt del noreste de Finlandia, los Nganasan, Tungus, Dolgan, Yakut, Yukaghir, Koryak, Chukchi y los Sel'kup de Eurasia; los Chipewyan, Dogrib, Kutchin, Yellowknife, Kaska, Kutchin, Tanana, Ingalik, Naskapi, y los esquimales Copper, Netsilik de Norteamerica, entre otros.
The 54 languages include the following: Abaza, Aghul, Akhvakh, Aleut, Alutor, Andi, Archi, Bagvalal, Bezhta, Botlikh, Chamalal, Chukchee, Chulym, Dolgan, Enets, Even, Evenki, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Itelmen, Izhorian, Kaitag, Karata, Kerek, Ket, Khanty, Khvarshi, Koryak, Kubachi, Mansi, Nanai, Negidal, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Oroch, Orok, Rutul, Sami, Selkup, Shor, Tat, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udege, Ulchi, Vepsian, Votian, Yug, Yukaghir, and Yupik.
In addition to the 45 songs collected by Boas and Teit at Spences Bridge, Wlademar Jochelson and Waldemar Bogoras collected 139 cylinders in Siberia--from the Koryak, Yukaghir, Yakut, Tungus, Chukchi, and Eskimo--in 1901-2.
The Yukaghir were a numerous people occupying a large area to the east of the Lena when the Russians arrived but had declined to 1,500 individuals at the end of the 19th century, and in 1960 it was estimated that there were no more than 400.