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Noun1.Khanty - a member of the nomadic Ugrian people living in northwestern Siberia (east of the Urals)
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
2.Khanty - a Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Ostyak
Ugrian, Ugric - one of the two branches of the Finno-Ugric family of languages; spoken in Hungary and northwestern Siberia
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This study draws on 20 years of fieldwork, as well as ethnohistory, politics, and economics, to examine the changes in the lives of the indigenous Siberian Khanty people and how these changes parallel the social, cultural, and political transformations that swept Russia during the 20th century.
* The Russian Decimation of the Khanty: In Western Siberia, oil drilling led to fires and pollution that destroyed 22 million hectares of reindeer pasture, disrupting the livelihood of the Khanty people, who depend on reindeer herding and fishing.
On a flight last year from another oil town, Surgut, the helicopter passed over a "village" - no more than three or four tents - of the local Khanty people, one of the ethnic groups living in the Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous region.