Pronunciation: (ket), [key]
—pl. Kets, (esp. collectively) Ket for 1.
1. a member of an indigenous people of central Siberia, living in widely dispersed communities on tributaries of the Yenisei River, between 60° and 67° N latitude.
2. the Yeniseian language of the Ket, related only to several now extinct languages of the upper Yenisei. Also called Yenisei Ostyak.
var. of keto- before a vowel: ketene.
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