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ChukchiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Chukotko-Kamchatkan *qora, compare Koryak ӄояӈа, Alutor ӄураӈа, Itelmen ӄос.

Derived by Fortescue from Proto-Samoyedic *korå (male, reindeer bull) from Proto-Uralic *kojera, and further connected with Even ора̇н (orȧn, reindeer) (from Proto-Tungusic *oran) and Southern Yukaghir [script needed] (qoroj, two-year old male reindeer).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ӄораӈы (qoraŋə) (plural ӄорат)

  1. (domesticated) reindeer
    Ӄораӈы гатвыԓен аӈӄагты.
    The reindeer had been consecrated to the sea.

HyponymsEdit

Chukchi:Reindeers