Meaning of Paleosiberian


Pronunciation: (pā"lē-ō-sī-bēr'ē-un or, esp. Brit., pal"ē-), [key]
— n.
  1. a group of languages comprising those languages of Siberia that are not affiliated with Indo-European, Altaic, Uralic, or Eskimo-Aleut and including the Chukotian family and the unrelated language isolates Ket, Nivkh, and Yukaghir; Paleo-Asiatic.
  2. Paleo-Asiatic (def. 1).
  1. of or pertaining to Paleosiberian.
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