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Meaning of Eskimo

Es•ki•mo

Pronunciation: (es'ku-mō"), [key]
— pl. -mos, -mo
  1. a member of an indigenous people of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and northeastern Siberia, characterized by short, stocky build and light-brown complexion.
  2. either of two related languages spoken by the Eskimos, one in Greenland, Canada, and northern Alaska, the other in southern Alaska and Siberia. Cf. Inuit, Yupik.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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