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NOUN (2)

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');
[syn: Eskimo, Esquimau, Inuit]

2. the language spoken by the Eskimo;
[syn: Eskimo, Esquimau]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eskimo \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.] [1913 Webster] Eskimo dog (Zo["o]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 dog [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Esquimau \Es"qui*mau\, n.; pl. Esquimaux. [F.] Same as Eskimo. [1913 Webster] It is . . . an error to suppose that where an Esquimau can live, a civilized man can live also. --McClintock. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Esquimau n 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') [syn: Eskimo, Esquimau, Inuit] 2: the language spoken by the Eskimo [syn: Eskimo, Esquimau]