Inupiat

noun
Inu·​pi·​at | \ i-ˈnü-pē-ˌät How to pronounce Inupiat (audio) , -ˈnyü- \
variants: or Inupiaq \ i-​ˈnü-​pē-​ˌäk How to pronounce Inupiaq (audio) , -​ˈnyü-​ \

Definition of Inupiat

1 plural Inupiat or Inupiaq or Inupiats or Inupiaqs : a member of an indigenous Eskimo people of northern Alaska
2 : the language of the Inupiat people

First Known Use of Inupiat

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Inupiat

Inupiat inʸupiaq, plural inʸupiat, literally, real person

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“Inupiat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Inupiat. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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