Definition of Eskimo-Aleut in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌeskəˌmōəˈlo͞ot/


Relating to the family of languages comprising Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut.
Example sentences
  • The Eskimo-Aleut family consists of nine languages, spoken by about 85000 people.
  • The Eskimo-Aleut languages are unrelated to any American Indian language groups.


The Eskimo-Aleut family of languages.
Example sentences
  • The ‘keepers of the language ‘should be the language family - Algonquian, Athapaskan, Eskimo-Aleut, Haida, Iroquoian, Siouan, Tlingit, Wakashan.’

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Syllabification: Es·ki·mo-Al·eut

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