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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nationality & race
EskimoEs‧ki‧mo /ˈeskəməʊ $ -moʊ/ noun (plural Eskimo or Eskimos) [countable] old-fashioned  SANan Inuit (=someone who belongs to a race of people living in the very cold northern areas of North America). Many people now consider this word offensive.
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EskimoHer name was Avavnuk; she had been an Eskimo in her life.In the good old days, Eskimos used to wash their hair in urine and share a bowl of seal blood.He guided the Edmonton Eskimos to five Grey Cup championships.Just as the Eskimos had countless words for snow and ice, so too the Hawaiian language abounded in wave nomenclature.In comparison, the Eskimos got off cheap, though in a brutal way.
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