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Inuit

noun In·u·it \ˈi-nü-wət, -nyü-\

Simple Definition of Inuit

  • : a member of a group of native people of northern North America and Greenland

  • : the language of the Inuit people

Full Definition of Inuit

  1. 1 plural Inuit or Inuits also Innuit or Innuits a (1) :  the Eskimo people of North America and Greenland (2) :  the Eskimo people of Canada b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 a :  eskimo 2 b :  the group of Eskimo dialects spoken from northwestern Canada to Greenland

Variants of inuit

also In·nu·it \ˈi-nü-wət, -nyü-\

Origin of inuit

Inuit inuit, plural of inuk person


First Known Use: 1765


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