HyperDic: eskimo

English > 2 senses of the word Eskimo:
NOUNperson Eskimo, Esquimau, Inuita member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia)
communicationEskimo, Esquimauthe language spoken by the Eskimo
Eskimo > pronunciation
Soundseh'skahmow.
RhymesAlamo ... sumo: 20 rhymes with mow...
English > Eskimo: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA 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').
SynonymsEsquimau, Inuit
BroaderAmerindian, Native AmericanAny member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
Spanishesquimal, inuit, Inuit
Catalanesquimal, inuit, Inuit
English > Eskimo: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe language spoken by the Eskimo.
SynonymEsquimau
BroaderEskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut languageThe family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
Spanishesquimal

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