Tlingit

noun
Tlin·​git | \ ˈtliŋ-kət How to pronounce Tlingit (audio) , -gət also ˈkliŋ- \
plural Tlingit or Tlingits

Definition of Tlingit

1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the islands and coast of southern Alaska
2 : the language of the Tlingit peoples

Other Words from Tlingit

Tlingit adjective

First Known Use of Tlingit

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tlingit

Tlingit łi·ngít human being

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The first known use of Tlingit was in 1865

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4 May 2021

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“Tlingit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tlingit. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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Tlingit

noun
Tlin·​git | \ ˈtliŋ-kət How to pronounce Tlingit (audio) , -gət \
plural Tlingit or Tlingits

Kids Definition of Tlingit

1 : a member of a group of tribes of indigenous people of the islands and coast of southern Alaska
2 : the language of the Tlingit people

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