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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


eskimo
\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 dog
eskimo
n
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') [syn: eskimo, esquimau, inuit]


2. the language spoken by the eskimo people [syn: eskimo, esquimau]



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Eskimo (or Esquimaux in French) is a term for the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland. The term is considered by many to be pejorative, although it is not, in its linguistic origins, a fundamentally offensive word. Alternate terms, such as Inuit–Yupik, have been proposed, but none have come into widespread acceptance. Two main groups have historically been referred to as Eskimos by outsiders: the Yupik and Inuit, especially the Iñupiat of Alaska. A third group, the Aleut, is related. The term Alaska Natives refers to all indigenous peoples of Alaska, including Northwest Coast and Athabaskan tribes.

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Greenlandic is an Inuit language spoken in Greenland and Denmark.
The language is: Greenlandic

Noun
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
(synonym) Esquimau
(hypernym) Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language


(n.)
One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race.
  


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