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Of or relating to a grouping of mostly unrelated languages and language isolates, including Chukchi and Yukaghir, spoken primarily in Siberia.
The Paleosiberian languages.
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Pa•le•o•si•be•ri•an(ˌpeɪ li oʊ saɪˈbɪər i ən; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)
1. a group of languages and language families of Siberia that have no close affiliation with each other or with Indo-European, Altaic, Uralic, or Eskimo-Aleut languages.
2. a speaker of a Paleosiberian language.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Paleosiberian or its speakers.
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