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Yu·ka·ghir

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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Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs.
For example, in Sami and Siberian Yukaghir hunting rituals men dressed in reindeer skins in order to become a reindeer (Itkonen 1948b, 18 f.
Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007.
A sampling of topics addressed in 20 contributions: indigenous peoples and western science, reconstruction of indigenous identities in the 20th century, genetic blood testing of Native Americans in the US, Cherokee identity and the 2007 vote, the "Taiwan bio-bank," ethnic survival among the Yukaghirs of Northern Yakutia, genetic signatures of Australia's First Peoples, nutrition and the indigenous body (a genetic concept of food), indigneous genetic research in Australia The three editors are affiliated as follows: Berthier-Foglar (American studies and Native American studies, U.
Para los yukaghirs, un pequeno grupo de cazadores indigenas del noreste de Siberia, animales y humanos son capaces de intercambiar formas entre si, percibiendo temporalmente el mundo desde la apariencia y perspectiva del otro.
Nowadays only about 10 % of all Yukaghirs master their language to some extent (Kurilov 1996:113) because the major means of the daily communication have been for decades Yakut and since more recent times also Russian.
2007, Soul Hunter<< : Hunting, Animism, and Personhood Among the Siberian Yukaghirs.
North from them were the Arctic peoples--the Saamis, the Samoyeds, the Yukaghirs and presumably several populations speaking Paleo-Siberian languages.
Some ethnographers consider that the Evenki are the result of interbreeding, in the tundra, between nomadic Paleo-Tunguses who arrived in the more southerly areas and the native Yukaghirs who lived in the taiga of northern Yakuty.
Issues in the revival of the disappearing Yukaghirs, ed.
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).