Definition of Inuit
1. Noun. 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').
Definition of Inuit
1. Noun. (plural of Inuk) Any of several Aboriginal peoples of coastal Arctic Canada, Alaska, and Greenland. ¹
2. Noun. (nonstandard) Individual members of the Inuit peoples. ¹
3. Proper noun. Inuktitut, the Inuit language. ¹
4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Inuit people, language, or culture. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Inuit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Working with Indigenous Knowledge: A Guide for Researchers by Louise Grenier (1998)
"inuit research guidelines Research principles for community-controlled research with the inuit Tapirisat of Canada 1 Informed consent should be obtained ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"inuit. See ESKIMO. Inventory of Church Property.—By inventory (Lat. inventarium) is meant a descriptive list in which arc enumerated systematically, ..."
3. Native Americans by Karen Lowther (2003)
"The inuit (IHN yoo iht) people were one group who called this region their home. The inuit inhabited the Northwest Territories, Greenland, and Alaska. ..."
4. Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Concepts and Cases by Julian Inglis (1993)
"Astute Observers on the Sea Ice Edge: inuit knowledge as a basis for Arctic Co-Management Douglas J. Nakashima Cooperative management is increasingly viewed ..."
5. Canada by Jane M. Coe (1995)
"The inuit are known for their lovely carvings from ivory, soapstone, and wood. ... Collect actual inuit carvings from friends and colleagues to share with ..."
6. Folk Art Projects North America by Yvonne Despard (1997)
"inuit Carving ... Far North --- inuits, called Eskimos by the-century Europeans, ... inuit men still carve figures out of walrus ivory, caribou antlers, ..."