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eskimo

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Adjective, Noun
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Es=ki=mo

CIDE DICTIONARY

eskimon. [Originally applied by the Algonquins to the Northern Indians, and meaning eaters of raw flesh.].
     One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race.  [1913 Webster]
Eskimo dog (Zoöl.), 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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

eskimo, n. & adj.
--n. (pl. same or -os)
1 a member of a people inhabiting N. Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and E. Siberia.
2 the language of this people.
--adj. of or relating to the Eskimos or their language.

Usage
The term Inuit is preferred by the people themselves.
Etymology
Da. f. F Esquimaux (pl.) f. Algonquian

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