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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: February 2020

18 - Hunter-Gatherers in South Siberia

from Part V - Northeastern Eurasia


In this chapter we examine linguistic and language-encoded cultural data from two indigenous groups of South Siberia. Both groups practice a traditional lifeway of hunting and gathering accompanied by herding of domesticated reindeer. Both speak languages that arose through in situ language shift and belong to the Siberian areal group of the Turkic family.