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Dogrib

/ˈdɒɡˌrɪb/
noun
1.
a member of a Dene Native Canadian people of northern Canada
2.
the Athapascan language of this people
Word Origin
from Dogrib Thlingchadinne, dog's flank, referring to the people's belief that they are descended from a dog
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  • Moreover, they were not what he expected to hear from the lips of a dogrib.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • Now at that moment three young dogrib braves chanced to be passing under the window, which was about seven feet from the ground.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • That evening Nootka begged her brother to give her a lesson in the dogrib language.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • Doocheek was present and heard the question, but of course did not understand it, as it was put in the dogrib tongue.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • We need hardly say, after this, that those dogrib Indians spent an excited and agreeable evening with the fur-traders.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne

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