GAT in NY Times; Greenland words

Steve K. stevek at SHORE.NET
Mon Jul 9 22:17:19 UTC 2001

On Sat, 7 Jul 2001, Barry Popik wrote:

> "Eskimo" actually means something close to "meateater," which is why
> Greenlanders prefer "Inuit" (which by the way means "human being").

This etymology (traced to Abenaki) is in dispute; to my knowledge, no
definitive answer has yet been determined by linguists who specialize in
this area.

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