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Eskimo Explained

eskimo at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['eskə'məu]

Eskimo at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1584, from Dan. Eskimo or M.Fr. Esquimaux (pl.), both probably from an Algonquian word, such as Abnaki askimo (pl. askimoak), Ojibwa ashkimeq, lit. "eaters of raw meat," from Proto-Algonquian *ask- "raw" + *-imo "eat." The Eskimo people's word for themselves is Innuit "men." Eskimo pie "chocolate-coated ice cream bar" introduced 1921. ///

Eskimo at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural Eskimo or Eskimos [C] old-fashioned // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Danish; Origin: Eskimo and French Esquimaux, from Algonquian]// an Inuit (=someone who belongs to a race of people living in the very cold northern areas of North America) . Many people now consider this word offensive.//

eskimo at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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eskimo at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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eskimo at German => English Of Explained:

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eskimo at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

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Eskimo at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Group of peoples who, with the closely related Aleut, constitute the native population of the Arctic and subarctic regions of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, and far E Siberia. Self-designations include such names as Inuit, Inupiat, Yupik, and Alutiit, each being a variant of "the people." The name Eskimo, first applied by Europeans, may derive from a Montagnais word for snowshoes; it is favored by Arctic peoples in Alaska, while those in Canada and Greenland prefer Inuit. The Eskimo are of Asian origin, like the Amer. Indians, but are distinguishable from the latter by their climatic adaptations, the presence of the B blood type, and their languages (Eskimo-Aleut), all of which suggest that they are of distinctive origin. Traditional Eskimo culture was totally adapted to an extremely cold, snow- and ice-bound environment in which vegetable foods were almost nonexistent and caribou, fish, and marine mammals were the major food source. Harpoons and one-person kayaks or larger umiaks were used for hunting on the sea. Clothing was fashioned of caribou furs and sealskins. Snow-block igloos or semisubterranean sod and stone houses were used in winter, while in summer animal-skin tents were erected. Dogsleds were the basic means of land transport. Religion centered on the unseen world of spirits. Today snowmobiles have replaced dogsleds, and rifles harpoons. Many Eskimo have abandoned their nomadic hunting pursuits and moved into N towns and cities. Some have formed cooperatives to market their handicrafts and other wares. There are about 43,000 Eskimo in Alaska, 21,000 in Canada, 51,000 in Greenland and Denmark, and 1,600 in Siberia.

Eskimo at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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Eskimo at Dutch => English Of Explained:

Eskimo [ɛskimo]
Eskimo

Eskimo at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(plural Eskimo or Eskimos) (sometimes offensive) a member of a race of people from northern Canada, and parts of Alaska, Greenland and Siberia. Many of these people prefer to use the name Inuit.
compare INUIT

Eskimo at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(plural Eskimo or Eskimos) (sometimes offensive) a member of a race of people from northern Canada, and parts of Alaska, Greenland and Siberia. Many of these people prefer to use the name Inuit.
compare INUIT

Eskimo at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Whimbrel \Whim"brel\, n. [Cf. {Whimper}.] (Zo["o]l)
Any one of several species of small curlews, especially the
European species (Numenius ph[ae]opus), called also {Jack
curlew}, {half curlew}, {stone curlew}, and {tang whaup}. See
Illustration in {Appendix}.

{Hudsonian} or, {Eskimo}, {whimbreal}, the Hudsonian curlew.

Eskimo \Es"ki*mo\, n.; pl. {Eskimos}. [Originally applied by the
Algonquins to the Northern Indians, and meaning eaters of raw
flesh.] (Ethnol.)
One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and
Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the
Mongolian race. [Written also {Esquimau}.]

{Eskimo dog} (Zo["o]l.), 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.
Eskimo dog

Eskimo at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Eskimo
n 1: 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') [syn:
{Esquimau}, {Inuit}]
2: the language spoken by the Eskimo people [syn: {Esquimau}]

Eskimo at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » eskimo

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* Esquimau
  • Esquimaux Inter: qualifier » plural or collective only
  • Esquimo

    Etymology

    First attested 1584; obsolete Esquimawe, from Inter: etyl » fr (plural) Inter: term » Esquimaux||lang=fr, from Spanish Inter: term » esquimao|lang=es, Inter: term » esquimal|lang=es (used by Basque fishermen in Labrador), from Old Inter: etyl » moe Inter: term » ayaškimew|lang=moe, literally, 'snowshoe-netter' (cf. Inter: etyl » moe|- Inter: term » assime·w|lang=moe 'she laces a snowshoe', Inter: etyl » oj|- Inter: term » aškime·|lang=oj 'to net snowshoes'). The name was originally applied by the Innu people to the Mi'kmaq and later transferred to the Labrador Inuit; see usage notes. It was also once thought to mean 'eaters of raw meat', but most authorities now dismiss this.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈɛs.kɪ.moʊ/
  • Inter: hyphenation » Es|kimo

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n

  • A group of indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic, from Siberia, through Alaska and Northern Canada, to Greenland, including the Inuit and Yupik.
    1. Any of the languages of the Eskimo.

      Synonyms

      * Inuit (but see usage notes)

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » group of native peoples

  • Dutch: Eskimos Inter: m » p
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eskimo
  • French: Esquimaux Inter: m » p, Eskimos Inter: m » p
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|eszkimó
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Ескими|p|tr=Éskimi
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|Hakʼaz dineʼé
  • Polish: Eskimosi {{p}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: esquimós Inter: m » p
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|эскимосы|m|p|tr=eskimósy
    • Slovene: eskimi Inter: m » p
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Waeskimo
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|ескімоси|tr=eskimósy
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|läskiomans|p, Inter: qualifier » collective ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|läskiomanef, Inter: qualifier » older term, ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|leskimans|p, Inter: qualifier » older term, collective ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|leskimanef


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » language
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|愛斯基摩語|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|爱斯基摩语|tr=Àisījīmó yǔ|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Eskimo|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eskimokieli
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Esquimau|m, Inter: t+ » fr|Eskimo|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|eszkimó
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|エスキモー語|tr=Esukimō-go|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ескимски|m|tr=éskimski
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|esquimó|m
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|эскимосский язык|m|tr=eskimósskij jazýk
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Kieskimo
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|ескімоська|f|tr=eskimós’ka, Inter: t- » uk|ескімоська мова|f|tr=eskimós’ka móva
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|läskiomanapük, Inter: qualifier » older term Inter: t- » vo|leskimanapük

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » Eskimo|pl2=Eskimos
  • A member of any of the Eskimo peoples.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » member of the Eskimo people(s)
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|愛斯基摩人|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|爱斯基摩人|tr=Àisījīmó rén|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Eskymák|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|eskimo|c, Inter: t- » da|inuit|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Eskimo|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eskimo
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Esquimau|m, Inter: t+ » fr|Eskimo|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Eskimo
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|eszkimó
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|エスキモー|tr=Esukimō|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Еским|m|tr=Éskim, Inter: t- » mk|Ескимка|f|tr=Éskimка
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|Eskimos|m, Inter: t- » pl|Eskimoska|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|esquimó|m|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эскимос|m|tr=eskimós, Inter: t+ » ru|эскимоска|f|tr=eskimóska|sc=Cyrl
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Mweskimo, Inter: t- » sw|Waeskimo
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|eskimå|c
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|ескімос|m|tr=eskimós
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » vo|läskioman, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|hiläskioman, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » vo|jiläskioman, Inter: qualifier » older term, ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|leskiman

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Of or relating to the Eskimo peoples.
    1. In, of, or relating to the Eskimo languages.

      Derived terms

      * Eskimo curlew

  • Eskimo dog
  • Eskimo kiss
  • Eskimo pie
  • Eskimo roll

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » of, or relating to an Eskimo, Eskimos or their language, languages
  • Dutch: Eskimo-
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|esquimau, Inter: t+ » fr|eskimo
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|eszkimó
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ескимски|m|tr=éskimski
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|eskimoski|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|esquimó

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эскимосский|tr=eskimósskij
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Kieskimo
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|ескімоський|m|tr=eskimós’kyj
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|läskiomanik, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|hiläskiomanik, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » vo|jiläskiomanik, Inter: qualifier » older term, ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|leskimanik, Inter: qualifier » language Inter: t- » vo|läskiomanapükik, Inter: qualifier » older term, language Inter: t- » vo|leskimanapükik


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Usage notes

    Inter: term » |Eskimo has come to be considered offensive, especially in Canada. However, it remains an acceptable term for northern peoples in Alaska—including the Inuit Inter: term » Inupiat and the non-Inuit Inter: term » Yupik—and the only encompassing term for all of these Arctic peoples. It is also used worldwide by historians and archaeologists.
    The name declined in use because it was thought to stem from a Cree pejorative meaning “eaters of raw meat” rather than from the Inuit people's name for themselves, but this etymology is now discredited (in fact, both the Cree and Inuit ate raw meat).
    In Canada, Inter: term » |Eskimo has been superseded by Inter: term » Inuit for the people, which name has official status, and Inter: term » Inuktitut for the language. The Inuit group of Canada's Western Arctic call themselves Inter: term » Inuvialuit. Greenland natives also call themselves Inter: term » Greenlanders or Inter: term » Kalaallit, and their language Inter: term » Greenlandic or Inter: term » Kalaallisut.
    Also note that Inter: term » |Eskimo does not include the related Inter: term » Aleut people (Inter: term » Unangam), nor the Indian or First Nations peoples of the Arctic.

    References

    * Inter: R:American Heritage 200 » 6
    • Inter: R:Canadian Oxford 200 » 4
    • Inter: R:Dictionary.com 1. » 1
    • Inter: R:NOAD 200 » 5
    • Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
    • “Category: w - :Eskimo|Eskimo” and “Category: w - : Origin of the name Eskimo|Origin of the name Eskimo” in Wikipedia

      Anagrams

      * smokie


    Dutch

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fr|nl Inter: term » Esquimau|lang=fr (possibly from Spanish Inter: term » esquimao|lang=es or Inter: term » esquimal|lang=es), from Inter: etyl » moe|nl Inter: term » ayas̆kimew|lang=moe. This was once thought to mean "eaters of raw meat", but most authorities now believe it signifies either "netters of snowshoes" (compare Ojibwe Inter: term » as̆kime||to net snowshoes|lang=oj) or "speakers of a foreign language".

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » n|Eskimo's|Eskimootje
  • Eskimo Inter: gloss » person

    Proper noun

    Inter: nl-proper noun » g=n

  • The Inter: l » en|Eskimo language (group)

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » nl|eskimo

  • French

    Alternative forms

    * Esquimau

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • An Inter: l » en|Eskimo

    Derived terms

    * eskimo (adjective)

  • Category: Category:fr:Demonyms -
    Translation: de » Eskimo
    Translation: et » Eskimo
    Translation: fr » Eskimo
    Translation: ko » Eskimo
    Translation: io » Eskimo
    Translation: it » Eskimo
    Translation: ku » Eskimo
    Translation: pl » Eskimo
    Translation: ru » Eskimo
    Translation: fi » Eskimo
    Translation: tr » Eskimo
    Translation: zh » Eskimo

    eskimo at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Eskimo

    Dutch

    Etymology

    From Eskimo {{m}}

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » n|-|-
  • A thick woolen fabric, mainly used for warm winter coats

    Derived terms

    * eskimojas
    • eskimojekker {{m}}


    Finnish

    Inter: Finnish index » e|s

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » ˈe̞skimo̞|lang=fi, Inter: X-SAMPA » "eskimo
    • Inter: hyphenation » es|ki|mo

      Noun

      Inter: wikipedia » Eskimot|lang=fi


    Inter: fi-nou » n
  • An Eskimo.

    Declension

    Inter: fi-decl-kohtalo » eskim

  • French

    Alternative forms

    * esquimau

    Etymology

    From Eskimo {{m}}

    Adjective

    Inter: head » fr|adjective Inter: m » f|inv
  • Eskimo

  • Italian

    Noun

    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • A parka coat

  • Translation: fr » eskimo
    Translation: ko » eskimo
    Translation: io » eskimo
    Translation: ku » eskimo
    Translation: hu » eskimo
    Translation: ml » eskimo
    Translation: nl » eskimo
    Translation: pl » eskimo
    Translation: fi » eskimo
    Translation: vi » eskimo
    Translation: zh » eskimo