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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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In Sitka, that legacy endured, with the native Tlingit tribe mixing and living alongside the original Russian community, albeit after a decidedly acrimonious beginning back in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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To tie together these stories -- many previously published in literary journals -- Prescott uses the clever framing device of John Swanton, a Smithsonian Institution ethnologist visiting Wrangell to collect locals' stories, along with his Tlingit aide, Tooch Waterson.
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In each canoe, nine or 10 Huna Tlingit, in colorful vests and cedar-bark hats, plied the water with paddles they'd crafted themselves, singing.
The authors explore wide-ranging subjects, including film and video, figurative sculpture, issues of representation and stereotypes, Native American Church art, and Tlingit dancing.
Tlingit people are indigenous to many coastal communities of Southeast Alaska, USA, and of Southcentral Yukon Territory and Northern British Columbia Canada.
The Hoonah Indian Association and a Smithsonian repatriation officer met at the Sharing Our Knowledge Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans in Juneau, Alaska, reads the report.
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