Definition of Palaeo-Eskimo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊˈɛskɪməʊ/
(US Paleo-Eskimo)


A member of the earliest prehistoric Inuit people, inhabiting the Arctic from Greenland to Siberia.
Example sentences
  • The park, found on the northern third of Ellesmere Island, encompasses the northern-most area ever occupied by people, namely Inuit ancestors known as the Palaeo-Eskimo.
  • Here they replaced the Palaeo-Eskimo with what might be termed Neo-Eskimo.
  • The tools used by these Early Palaeo-Eskimos include harpoons tipped with tiny stone end blades.


Relating to the Palaeo-Eskimos.
Example sentences
  • The origins of Early Palaeo-Eskimo culture were rooted in the Neolithic cultures of northeastern Siberia.
  • Palaeoeskimo occupation history on western Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic is inferred on the basis of the abundance of dwelling features.

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