from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The language family containing the Eskimoan and Aleut languages.

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  • proper n. A language family native to Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, and parts of Siberia.

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  • n. the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut


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  • Regardless of politics though, the term Eskimo-Aleut remains the term of choice for linguists to refer to the language family with which Inuktitut, Yupik and Aleut are affiliated.

    A note about 'Inuit' and 'Eskimo'

  • Speakers of Cherokee say no-qui-si.xix And in West Greenlandic, an Eskimo-Aleut tongue, the word is ulluriaq.

    The English Is Coming!

  • With the health of Eskimo-Aleut terrain now at stake, is anyone entitled to discourage its inhabitants many already bilingual in Danish from acquiring competence in English?

    The English Is Coming!

  • Inuit, a language of the Eskimo-Aleut family that, via Danish, gave Global English the word kayak, now has fewer than fifty thousand speakers.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Plus, it helps that the underlying stop in the Proto-Steppe plural marker *-it is confidently word-final as both Uralic and Eskimo-Aleut show.

    Laryngeal overdose in the Indo-European second person

  • There's a proposed connection between Indo-European and Eskimo-Aleut other than Nostratic?

    Laryngeal overdose in the Indo-European second person

  • The Uralic dual in *k shared also with Eskimo-Aleut is not just a Nostraticist's romantic tale.

    Laryngeal overdose in the Indo-European second person

  • With the exception of the Eskimo-Aleut family that straddles the Bering Strait and Aleutian Islands, this is "the first successful demonstration of any connection between a New World language and an Old World language," Nichols said.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • To add to the complication however, not all Eskimo-Aleut speaking peoples find the term Eskimo insulting at all4.

    A note about 'Inuit' and 'Eskimo'

  • We see in Uralic-Yukaghir, Chukchi-Kamchatkan and Eskimo-Aleut languages a shared theme of subjective-objective conjugation and again there are two different sets of endings that seem to be quite ancient e.g.

    Archive 2007-12-01


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