The term Samoyedic peoples
is used to describe peoples speaking a Samoyedic language
They are a subgroup of Uralic peoples.
Samoyedic peoples include:
- Northern Samoyedic peoples
- Southern Samoyedic peoples
- Kamasins or Kamas (now extinct as a distinct ethnic group)
- Mator or Motor (now extinct as a distinct ethnic group)
- Koibal (now extinct as a distinct ethnic group)
The largest of these peoples are Nenets numbering 34,000. They live in three autonomous districts of Russia: Nenetsia, Yamalia (also known as Yamalo-Nenetsia), and Taymyria (formerly known as Dolgano-Nenetsia).
- In Aldous Huxley's "Point Counter Point": "God-thirsty from the spiritual deserts of the workshop and the office, men came as to a temple [to a bar]...the mysterious divinity revealed itself to them...the shamans of the Samoyedes ate toadstools and were filled with the spirit of Num."
- Mile Nedeljković, Leksikon naroda sveta, Beograd, 2001.