Meaning of “Eskimo” in the English Dictionary

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"Eskimo" in British English

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Eskimonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈes.kɪ.məʊ/ us /ˈes.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.

(Definition of “Eskimo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Eskimo" in American English

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Eskimonoun [ C ]

us /ˈes·kəˌmoʊ/ plural Eskimos also Inuit

a member of a group of people who live in the cold northern areas of North America, Russia, and Greenland

Note: This word is considered offensive by some people. In Canada and Greenland, the preferred name is Inuit.

(Definition of “Eskimo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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