Paleo-Eskimo

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Etymology[edit]

paleo- (old, primeval) +‎ Eskimo. The scholar David J. Meltzer writes that the people are "badly named: there is nothing to indicate they are ancestral Eskimo or spoke an Eskimo language; today's Eskimo refer to them as the Tuniit".[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpeɪlioʊˈɛskɪmoʊ/

Adjective[edit]

Paleo-Eskimo (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants and/or native cultures of the North American Arctic region before the rise of the modern Eskimo cultures in the region; of or pertaining to the Saqqaq, Independence I and II, and/or Dorset cultures and/or their peoples.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America (ISBN 0520943155, 2009), page 214