- Word Combinations (noun), Word History
|part of speech:
||a member of any of the native peoples of northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and northeastern Siberia; Inuit.
||one of the two major languages of these people.
is a Danish form of an Algonquin Indian name for these northern American tribes. The word means "eaters of raw flesh." Inuit
, which is the Eskimo people's name for themselves, means "men."