Chipewyan

Chipewyan

[chip-uh-wahy-uhn]
noun, plural Chipewyans (especially collectively) Chipewyan for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian tribe that inhabits northwestern Canada between Hudson Bay and the Rocky Mountains.
2.
the Athabaskan language spoken by the Chipewyan.
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Athabaskan-speakingAthabaskan-speaking North American Indians of northern Canada. They originally inhabited a large triangular area with a base along the 1,000-mile-long (1,600 km) Churchill River and an apex some 700 miles (1,100 km) to the north; the land comprises boreal forests divided by stretches of barren ground

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