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n. pl. Chipewyan or Chip·e·wy·ans
1. A member of a Native American people made up of numerous autonomous bands inhabiting a large area of northern Canada north of the Churchill River. Formerly nomadic caribou hunters, the Chipewyan became settled fur traders during the 18th century.
2. The Athabaskan language of the Chipewyan.
[Cree čīpwayān, parka wearer : cīpw-, pointed + ayān, skin.]
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Chip•e•wy•an(ˌtʃɪp əˈwaɪ ən)
n., pl. -ans, (esp. collectively) -an.
1. a member of an American Indian people of subarctic Canada, living in scattered communities from Hudson Bay W to Great Slave Lake and NE Alberta.
2. the Athabaskan language of the Chipewyan.
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|Noun||1.||Chipewyan - a member of the Athapaskan people living in western Canada between Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay|
|2.||Chipewyan - the language spoken by the Chipewyan|
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