Tlingit

Tlingit

[tling-git]
noun, plural Tlingits (especially collectively) Tlingit.
1.
a member of any of a number of American Indian peoples of the coastal regions of southern Alaska and northern British Colmbia.
2.
the language of the Tlingit, a Na-Dene language.
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Tlingit (ˈtlɪŋɡɪt)
 
n , -gits, -git
1.  a member of a seafaring group of North American Indian peoples inhabiting S Alaska and N British Columbia
2.  the language of these peoples, belonging to the Na-Dene phylum

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Tlingit
Indian group in Alaska and Canada, the people's word for themselves, lit. "human beings."
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