AskDefine | Define Ostyak

Dictionary Definition

Ostyak

Noun

1 a member of the nomadic Ugrian people living in northwestern Siberia (east of the Ural mountains) [syn: Khanty]
2 a Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Ostyak people [syn: Khanty]

Extensive Definition

Ostyak on its own or in combination, can refer, especially in older literature, to several Siberian peoples and languages:
Ostyak in German: Ostjakisch
Ostyak in Korean: 오스탸크어
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