either of two languages spoken by the Eskimo peoples (also esquimau)
(this term comes from Algonquin, meaning "eater of raw flesh" and is sometimes considered offensive) member of a people inhabiting northern Canada and the Arctic from Greenland to Eastern Siberia (also esquimau)
of or relating to the Eskimo or their languages
\es"ki*mo\ (?), n.; pl. eskimos (#). [originally applied by the algonquins to the northern indians, and meaning eaters of raw flesh.] (ethnol.) one of a peculiar race inhabiting arctic america and greenland. in many respects the eskimos resemble the mongolian race. [written also esquimau.]eskimo
dog (zo?l.), one of a breed of large and powerful dogs used by the eskimos to draw sledges. it closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed. eskimo dogeskimo
a member of a people inhabiting the arctic (northern canada or greenland or alaska or eastern siberia); the algonquians called them eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the inuit (`the people') [syn: eskimo, esquimau, inuit] 2.
the language spoken by the eskimo people [syn: eskimo, esquimau]
The Eskimo are the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland.
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Greenlandic is an Inuit language spoken in Greenland and Denmark.
The language is: Greenlandic
1. a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
(synonym) Esquimau, Inuit
(hypernym) Indian, North American Indian, American Indian, Red Indian
2. the language spoken by the Eskimo people
(hypernym) Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language
One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race.
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