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Eskimo

Es·ki·mo

Eskimo

 
pronunciation:
e sk mo
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History
part of speech: noun
inflections: Eskimo, Eskimos
definition 1: a member of any of the native peoples of northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and northeastern Siberia; Inuit.
definition 2: one of the two major languages of these people.
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Word History
Eskimo 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."