Inuit
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɪnjuːɪt/, /ˈɪnʊɪt/
Noun

Inuit (plural Inuits)

  1. A member of any of several Aboriginal peoples of coastal Arctic Canada, Alaska, and Greenland.
  2. plural form of Inuk
Synonyms
  • Eskimo (potentially offensive in Alaska, Canada, Greenland)
  • Inuk (proper singular form)
  • Inuits (somewhat improper plural)
  • Inupiat, Inupiaq, Iñupiaq, or Inupik (Alaska)
  • Inuvialuit (Northwest Territories)
  • Inuinnaq (Western Nunavut)
  • Nunavummiut (Nunavut)
  • Nunavimmiut (Nunavik)
  • Labrador Inuit (Nunatsiavut)
  • Greenlander (Greenland)
  • Kalaallit (southwest Greenland)
  • Skraeling (historical)
Related terms Translations
  • French: Inuit
  • Portuguese: inuítes
  • Russian: инуи́т
Proper noun
  1. Inuktitut, the Inuit language.
Synonyms
  • Inupiatun, or Inupiak, and Qawiaraq (Alaska)
  • Inuvialuktun (Northwest Territories)
  • Inuinnaqtun (Western Nunavut)
  • Inuktitut (Nunavut)
  • Nunavimmiutitut (Nunavik)
  • Nunatsiavummiutut, Labradorimiutut, or locally Inuttut (Nunatsiavut)
  • Greenlandic, or Kalaallisut (Greenland)
Translations
  • Portuguese: inuíte
  • Russian: инуи́тский язы́к
Adjective

Inuit

  1. Of or pertaining to Inuit people, language, or culture.
Related terms
  • Inuitisation, inuitisation
  • Inuitise, inuitise
  • Inuitization, inuitization
  • Inuitize, inuitize
Translations
  • French: inuit
  • Portuguese: inuíte
  • Russian: инуи́тский
Noun
  1. plural form of Inuk



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