Inuit

noun In·u·it \ˈi-nü-wət, -nyü-\

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

less commonly

Innuit

\ˈi-nü-wət, -nyü-\

Origin and Etymology of inuit

Inuit inuit, plural of inuk person


First Known Use: 1765


INUIT Defined for English Language Learners

Inuit

noun In·u·it \ˈi-nü-wət, -nyü-\

Definition of Inuit for English Language Learners

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

  • : the language of the Inuit people


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