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 (tlĭng′gĭt, -kĭt, klĭng′kĭt)
n. pl. Tlingit or Tlin·gits
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the coastal and island areas of southeast Alaska.
2. The language of the Tlingit.


npl -gits or -git
1. (Peoples) a member of a seafaring group of North American Indian peoples inhabiting S Alaska and N British Columbia
2. (Languages) the language of these peoples, belonging to the Na-Dene phylum


(ˈtlɪŋ gɪt)

n., pl. -gits, (esp. collectively) -git.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the Alaskan panhandle and adjacent areas of Canada.
2. the language of the Tlingit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tlingit - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern AlaskaTlingit - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
2.Tlingit - the Na-Dene language spoken by the TlingitTlingit - the Na-Dene language spoken by the Tlingit
Na-Dene - a family of North American Indian languages
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Results indicate further studies to determine the cause of weak adductor muscle in Yakutat scallop are warranted.
We confined our study area to the NMFS-delineated strata on the continental shelf break at depths of 200-500 m in the Yakutat area of the GOA (Fig.
Gmelch's research into the Tlingit experience stems from a summer spent in Alaska on the Alsek River and in the village of Yakutat in 1982.
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A Holland America cruise ship, <em>Westerdam</em>, suffered damages after colliding with a fixed piece of ice near Alaska's Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay on Wednesday, May 11.
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Guests can choose more glacier viewing, including either the Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay or Glacier Bay National Park.
This fault extends north to the Yakutat region of Alaska, where collisional tectonics (including a subduction zone to the west that generated a M 9.
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If the larger earthquake that is suggested by our work hits the region, the size of the potential tsunami could be signficantly larger than in 1964 because a multi-rupture quake would displace the shallow continental shelf of the Yakutat microplate," said Professor Ron Bruhn from the University of Utah.
From Kodiak, Baranov moved some four hundred miles northeast, near Yakutat, in search of new sea otter populations to exploit.
This reference is centered on four major themes: subduction and great earthquakes of the Aleutian Arc, the transition from strike slip to accretion and subduction of the Yakutat microplate, the Denali fault and related formations and their part in permanent deformation of the overriding plate, and regional integration and large-scale models as well as existing data to address global questions and theories.