Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Jukagirs, a nearly extinct people of North-East Siberia between the Lena, Indigirka, and Kolyma rivers, and in the New Siberian Archipelago, remnant of a large family which included the Omoki, Shelagi, and many others. Not more than twelve persons still speak the Jukagir, which appears to be a stock language, unrelated either to the Mongolo-Tatar or to any other linguistic family. The Omoki were fishermen on the coast, the Shelagi reindeer nomads, and the collective national name of all was Andon Domni, or Odul-pa (" Men"). The type appears to have been quite different from the Mongolic, and more like the European - the features being long and regular, the nose straight, the cheekbones but slightly prominent, and the complexion almost white, especially amongst the women. (Schiefner, Die Sp cache der Jukagiren, in Bulletin de VAcadcmie de St. Pctersboitrg, vol. xvi.)