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Noun: Eskimo  'e-ski,mow
  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')
    - Esquimau, Inuit, Innuit
  2. The language spoken by the Eskimo
    - Esquimau, Eskimo language, Esquimau language

Derived forms: Eskimos

Type of: American Indian, Amerindian, Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language, Native American, Red Indian [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Eskimo