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Inuit
American English: /ˈɪn(j)uɪt/
British English: /ˈɪnjʊɪt/
, /ˈɪnʊɪt/

Translation of Inuit in Spanish:

noun plural Inuit or Inuits

  • 1.1 countable (person)
    Example sentences
    • In the United States and Europe, this disorder is most common in Ashkenazi Jews, followed by Hispanics, Yugoslavs, Native American Inuits, and Italians.
    • My background is Inupiaq Eskimo, which is the northern most tribe of Inuits in Alaska.
    • The member of a very rare blood group most often found among Inuits of northern Canada.
    1.2 uncountable (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • While Aleut is considered a separate language, Eskimo branches into Inuit and Yup'ik.
    • The story about Inuit (or Inuktitut, or Yup'ik, or more generally, Eskimo) words for snow is completely wrong.
    • The infamous Eskimo snow words meme is spread by people who don't know about Inuit or any related language.

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