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Noun1.Yeniseian - a member of one of the groups living in the Yenisei river valley in western Siberia
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
2.Yeniseian - the Uralic language spoken by the Yeniseian
Samoyedic, Samoyed - the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
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Language Contact in Siberia: Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic Loanwords in Yeniseian
However, for distant areas such as the Yeniseian North, which was incorporated into the Czarist Empire as late as the 17th century, adequate historical data is scarce.
A proposed language family known as the Dene-Yeniseian suggests that there are common language elements between the North American Na-Dene languages and the Yeniseian languages of Central Siberia.
Linguists have long held that both the Yeniseian languages in Siberia and the, Na-Dene languages in North America have no known relatives among other languages in the world.
The third layer loaded since the Bronze Age could be of Yeniseian, it could result in a Sino-Yeniseian corpus of common etymological units.
As the description of Yeniseian has improved much in recent years it should be worthwhile to reexamine whether the donor language was really Ket or whether another Yeniseian language could be considered.
This includes the conventional Uralic and Altaic groups, the Paleo-Siberian languages that Uwe Seefloth (2000) has connected to Uralic (Yukaghir, Chukotka-Kamchatkan and Eskimo-Aleut), and Yeniseian. (4)