Samoyed

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Sam·o·yed / ˈsaməˌyed; səˈmoiyid/ • n. 1. a member of a group of mainly nomadic peoples of northern Siberia, who traditionally live as reindeer herders.2. any of several Samoyedic languages of these peoples. ∎ another term for Samoyedic.3. a dog of a white Arctic breed.