Chipewyan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Plains Cree ᒌᐘᔮᐣ (Cīpwayān, pointed skin), from ᒌᐚᐤ (cīpwāw, to be pointed) + ᐘᔮᐣ (wayān, skin, hide) — a reference to the cut and style of Chipewyan parkas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʃɪp.əˈwaj.ən/

Noun[edit]

Chipewyan (plural Chipewyans or Chipewyan)

  1. A member of a Native American tribe of Central Canada, in the regions of Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan.

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Chipewyan

  1. The Northern Athabascan language spoken by this tribe.

Usage notes[edit]

Many Chipewyan consider this term derogatory, as it does not originate from Dene, but is a name provided by their historical enemies.

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