/os"tee ak'/, n., pl. Ostyaks, (esp. collectively) Ostyak.
Also, Ostiak.
[1715-25; < Russ ostyák orig. a Khanty, later used for the Samoyedic Selkup, the Ket, and certain Mansi groups < Khanty as-jax, pl. of as-xo one living on the Ob, equiv. to As the river Ob + xo man]

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