noun, plural In·nu·its, (especially collectively) In·nu·it.

  1. Inuit.

noun, plural In·u·its, (especially collectively) In·u·it for 1.

  1. a member of the Eskimo peoples inhabiting northernmost North America from northern Alaska to eastern Canada and Greenland.
  2. the language of the Inuit, a member of the Eskimo-Aleut family comprising a variety of dialects.


  1. a variant spelling of Inuit

noun plural -it or -its

  1. any of several Native peoples of N America or Greenland, as distinguished from those from Asia or the Aleutian Islands (who are still generally referred to as Eskimos); the preferred term for Eskimo in N AmericaCompare Yupik
  2. the language of these peoples; Inuktitut

1765, from Inupiaq Eskimo inuit “people,” plural of inuk “man, person.”

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