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Noun: Inuit  i-nyoo-it or i-noo-it
  1. A member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada, Greenland, Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo ('eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit ('the people')
    "Nunavut is the homeland of the Inuit people";
    - Eskimo, Esquimau, Innuit

Derived forms: Inuits

Type of: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian

Encyclopedia: Inuit