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"Eskimo" in British English

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Eskimonoun [C]

uk   /ˈes.kɪ.məʊ/  us   /-kə.moʊ/ (plural Eskimos or Eskimo)
a ​member of a ​race of ​people who ​live in the ​coldnorthernareas of ​NorthAmerica, 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)

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Eskimonoun [C]

 us   /ˈes·kəˌmoʊ/ (plural Eskimos) (also Inuit)
a ​member of a ​group of ​people who ​live in the ​coldnorthernareas of ​NorthAmerica, 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)
Translations of “Eskimo”
in Spanish esquimal…
in Vietnamese người Eskimo…
in Malaysian Eskimo…
in Thai ชาวเอสกิโม…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱斯基摩人…
in Turkish Eskimo…
in Russian эскимос…
in Indonesian Eskimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛斯基摩人…
in Polish Eskimos/ka…
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