noun, plural In·nu·its, (especially collectively) In·nu·it.
noun, plural In·u·its, (especially collectively) In·u·it for 1.
- a member of the Eskimo peoples inhabiting northernmost North America from northern Alaska to eastern Canada and Greenland.
- the language of the Inuit, a member of the Eskimo-Aleut family comprising a variety of dialects.
- a variant spelling of Inuit
noun plural -it or -its
- 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
- the language of these peoples; Inuktitut
1765, from Inupiaq Eskimo inuit “people,” plural of inuk “man, person.”