Definition of Dogrib in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäɡrib/


1A member of a Dene people of northwestern Canada.
Example sentences
  • Then, most Dogribs were still not speaking English and had no concept of the country called Canada.
  • No one among the Dogribs broke out to do any fancy dancing, - the accompaniment was by voice only.
  • Aboriginally, the several socioterritorial groups or regional bands of Dogribs were autonomous.
2The Athabaskan language of the Dogrib.


Relating to the Dogrib or their language.
Example sentences
  • In 1959, she joined a colleague for five months of fieldwork, beginning a 25-year focus on Dogrib ethnography and a research partnership that produced several influential and important articles, books, and reports.
  • There are a growing number of Dogrib individuals in leadership positions in their communities and in Yellowknife.
  • Native Indians from the Dogrib First Nations community in Canada were demonstrating their ancient lore and traditions in Stromness on Saturday afternoon.


Translation of Cree atimospikay; from the legend that the people's common ancestor was a dog.

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Syllabification: Dog·rib

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