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Eskimo

noun [C] uk   /ˈes.kɪ.məʊ/  us   /-kə.moʊ/ (plural Eskimos or Eskimo)
a member of a race of people who live in the cold northern areas of North America, Greenland, and Siberia Note: Some of these people consider the term Eskimo offensive, and prefer the word Inuit.
Translations of “Eskimo”
in Vietnamese người Eskimo…
in Spanish esquimal…
in Thai ชาวเอสกิโม…
in Malaysian Eskimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛斯基摩人…
in Indonesian Eskimo…
in Russian эскимос…
in Turkish Eskimo…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱斯基摩人…
in Polish Eskimos/ka…
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