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Es·ki·mo

Eskimo

 
pronunciation:
e sk mo
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part of speech: noun
inflections: Eskimo, Eskimos
definition: a member of any of the native peoples of northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and northeastern Russia. Some Eskimo peoples are now called Inuit.
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."