either of two languages spoken by the Eskimo peoples (also esquimau)
(this term comes from Algonquin, meaning "eater of raw flesh" and is sometimes considered offensive) member of a people inhabiting northern Canada and the Arctic from Greenland to Eastern Siberia (also esquimau)
of or relating to the Eskimo or their languages
\es"ki*mo\ (?), n.; pl. eskimos (#). [originally applied by the algonquins to the northern indians, and meaning eaters of raw flesh.] (ethnol.) one of a peculiar race inhabiting arctic america and greenland. in many respects the eskimos resemble the mongolian race. [written also esquimau.]eskimo
dog (zo?l.), one of a breed of large and powerful dogs used by the eskimos to draw sledges. it closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed. eskimo dogeskimo
a member of a people inhabiting the arctic (northern canada or greenland or alaska or eastern siberia); the algonquians called them eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the inuit (`the people') [syn: eskimo, esquimau, inuit] 2.
the language spoken by the eskimo people [syn: eskimo, esquimau]
The Eskimo (or Esquimaux in French, эскимосы in Russian) are the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland.
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Greenlandic is an Inuit language spoken in Greenland and Denmark.
The language is: Greenlandic
1. a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
(synonym) Esquimau, Inuit
(hypernym) Indian, North American Indian, American Indian, Red Indian
2. the language spoken by the Eskimo people
(hypernym) Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language
One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race.
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