Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Eskimos.
  • n. An Eskimo.

Etymologies

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Eskimo +‎ -an

Examples

  • Of course, since the Eskimoan languages form a dialect continuum from the Bering Strait to Greenland, that's a simplified view of the situation2.

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  • The American Heritage Dictionary sums up, "While use of these terms ( 'Inuit' and 'Yup'ik') is often preferable when speaking of the appropriate linguistic group, none of them can be used of the Eskimoan peoples as a whole; the only inclusive term remains Eskimo."

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  • Perhaps several Amerindian and Eskimoan tongues, but they are on the fringes of the Occidental ken and are spoken by relatively few.

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  • The American Heritage Dictionary sums up, “While use of these terms (’Inuit’ and ‘Yup’ik’) is often preferable when speaking of the appropriate linguistic group, none of them can be used of the Eskimoan peoples as a whole; the only inclusive term remains Eskimo.”

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