Meaning of Yakut in English:


Pronunciation /jaˈkʊt/

nounplural noun Yakut, plural noun Yakuts

  • 1A member of an indigenous people living in scattered settlements in northern Siberia.

    ‘He told me that he has established 42 parishes but can find only 17 clergy to staff them, only one of whom is a Yakut.’
    • ‘Among the native peoples in other northern regions - the Dene of North America; the Yakuts of Siberia; the Sami of Scandinavia, Finland, and western Russia; and many others - similar sentiments are held.’
    • ‘The Yakuts call him ‘The White Master Creator.’’
  • 2mass noun The Turkic language of the Yakut, which has some 300,000 speakers spread over 2 million square miles.

    • ‘In case it's not clear by now, the language is Yakut, spoken in the Republic of Yakutia in the Russian Federation.’


  • Relating to the Yakut or their language.

    ‘The Yakut corporation, Alrosa, a world leading diamond producer, is one of the largest companies in Russia.’
    • ‘In August 1900 a Yakut tribesman hunting elk along the Berezovka River, in far eastern Siberia, came upon the head and forelimbs of a monstrous creature - its nose the length of a year-old reindeer calf - protruding from the bank.’
    • ‘Among the Siberian Yakut shamans, the initiate dreams of being ripped apart by a giant ‘hook’: ‘The bones are cleaned, the flesh scraped, the body fluids thrown away, and the eyes torn out of their sockets’.’


Via Russian from Yakut.