Inuit

Inuit

[in-oo-it, -yoo-]
noun, plural Inuits (especially collectively) Inuit for 1.
1.
a member of the Eskimo peoples inhabiting northernmost North America from northern Alaska to eastern Canada and Greenland.
2.
the language of the Inuit, a member of the Eskimo-Aleut family comprising a variety of dialects.
Also, Innuit.
Also called Inupik.


Origin:
1755–65; < Inuit: people, plural of inuk person


See Eskimo, Indian.
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Inuit or Innuit (ˈɪnjuːɪt)
 
n , pl -it, -its
1.  Compare Yupik any of several Native peoples of N America or Greenland, as distinguished from those from Asia or the Aleutian Islands (who are still generally referred to as Eskimos); the preferred term for Eskimo in N America
2.  the language of these peoples; Inuktitut
 
 
Innuit or Innuit
 
n
 

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