from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a group of Eskimoan peoples inhabiting the Arctic from northern Alaska eastward to eastern Greenland, particularly those of Canada.
- n. The family of languages spoken by the Inuit.
- n. Any of the languages spoken by the Inuit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of Inuk. Any of several Aboriginal peoples of coastal Arctic Canada, Alaska, and Greenland.
- n. Individual members of the Inuit peoples.
- proper n. Inuktitut, the Inuit language.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Inuit people, language, or culture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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')
Inuit, pl. of inuk, human being, Eskimo.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested 1755–65. From Inuktitut inuit ("the people"), singular inuk ("person"), from Proto-Eskimo *inguɣ (Wiktionary)