Inuit

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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 Canadab :  a member of such people

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

Variants of inuit

or less commonly

Innuit

Origin and Etymology of inuit

Inuit inuit, plural of inuk person


First Known Use: 1765


INUIT Defined for English Language Learners

Inuit

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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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