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n. pl. Nenets
1. A member of a people of extreme northwest Russia along the coast of the White, Barents, and Kara Seas.
2. The Samoyed language of this people.

[Nenets, human being, Nenets.]
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Noun1.Nenets - a Uralic language spoken by a Samoyed of northern Siberia
Samoyedic, Samoyed - the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
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Joining the Nenets, reindeer herders living deep in the Arctic, Kate needs more than just a scarf and woolly hat to keep cosy, as temperatures can drop to - 54degC.
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Those included the Nenets no-, no-, Nganasan ne- and Enets i- (Castren 1854 : 436-437, 493-494, 518.) Their use appears in Table 1, in which I have underlined the forms of respective stems to make them prominent.
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This anthology, consisting of seven short stories, takes the viewer to the isolated land of the Nenets, who live, literally, at the top of the world.