Dog·​rib | \ ˈdȯˌgrib sometimes ˈdäˌ- \
plural Dogrib or Dogribs

Definition of Dogrib

1a : an Athapaskan people of the region between Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake, Canada
b : a member of such people
2 : a language of the Dogrib people

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First Known Use of Dogrib

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Dogrib

translation of Déné Thlingchadinne

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“Dogrib.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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