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Fuegian

[fyoo-ee-jee-uh n, fwey-jee-] /fyuˈi dʒi ən, ˈfweɪ dʒi-/
adjective
1.
of or belonging to Tierra del Fuego or its indigenous Indians.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Tierra del Fuego.
Origin of Fuegian
1815-1825
1815-25; (Tierra del) Fueg(o) + -ian
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  • So proceeding thither in his old ship, the Beagle, once more in commission, he carried his Fuegian protégés along with him.

    The Land of Fire Mayne Reid
  • These shell-heaps, or “kitchen middens,” are a feature of Fuegian scenery.

    The Land of Fire Mayne Reid
  • The next morning not a single Fuegian was in the neighbourhood.

  • The poor Fuegian herself seems to realise it, and with sadness of heart.

    The Land of Fire Mayne Reid
  • How obviously inadequate is the conception of life enjoyed by the ordinary Laplander or the most intelligent Fuegian!

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen
  • The Fuegian wigwam resembles, in size and dimensions, a haycock.

  • In their methods of disposing of the dead, the Fuegian tribes differ somewhat strangely.

    Cruise of the 'Alert' R. W. Coppinger
  • A full parliament was at once held, but the debate had to be abandoned; the matter was too abstruse for the Fuegian brain.

  • Civilized habits, strange to say, proved fatal to these wild children of the rough Fuegian coast.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • Nothing impressed Darwin so much as the ring of neutral territory which surrounded the primitive Fuegian settlements.

British Dictionary definitions for Fuegian

Fuegian

/fjuːˈiːdʒɪən; ˈfweɪdʒ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Tierra del Fuego or its indigenous Indians
noun
2.
an Indian of Tierra del Fuego
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