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Innuit

(ˈɪnjuːɪt)
n
(Peoples) a variant spelling of Inuit
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In•u•it

or In•nu•it

(ˈɪn u ɪt, -yu-)

n., pl. -its, (esp. collectively) -it.
1.
a. a member of any of the Eskimo groups inhabiting an area extending from Greenland to W arctic Canada.
2. Also called In′uit-Inu′piaq. the speech of all the Eskimo groups from Greenland to NW Alaska.
[1755–65; < Inuit: people, pl. of inuk person]
usage: See Eskimo, Indian.
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Innuit goggles Snow goggles have been worn by people living in the Artic for more than 4,000 years.
IF I were to write a thrice weekly letter to the Mail on the habits of baboons or Innuit kayaks, on the inside leg measurements of Matabele tribe dressers, cloud formations in Patagonia or the Fairisle sock knitters of the Shetlands, would the Mail keep on publishing them?
Utcumque in primo vadimonio actrix innuit omnino <<iuxta normam>> sub aspectu psychologico fuisse <<causam contrahendi>> etiam ex parte viri: <<La nostra relazione procedeva bene: vi era affetto tra noi, ci sentivamo fatti l'uno per l'altro>> (ibid., p.
The last chapter in Reservation Reelism turns to Innuit director Zacharias Kunuk's Atarnajuat (The Fast Runner, 2000) to show what happens when indigenous people can--and do--look at the camera, and sometimes laugh at it.
There's also a marathon between the Innuit community of Arctic Bay and the mining camp at Nanasivik on the northwestern corner of Baffin Island in Canada's Arctic.
If an Innuit from Nunavut and a Panamanian from Panama City were visiting someone in a moderate temperature zone like San Francisco in July, the San Franciscan with an extensional orientation might use language that can be gauged instead of evaluative language to get an idea across to both visitors.
Dyna i chi'r gyfres gyda Bruce Parry a'i deithiau i'r Arctig i olrhain hanes pobl fel yr Innuit sydd --'u traddodiadau mewn perygl o ddiflannu.
Several of the missionaries incline to prefer the native, pure-blooded Innuit to the 'settler,' holding that the former is more open, more simple-minded, more genuine, more manageable, and of a milder disposition than the 'settler.' Others declare that the 'settler' is equally sober, more industrious, superior as a fisherman and hunter, more enterprising and hardier.