Where did the term Eskimo come from?



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    In Alaska, the term Eskimo is commonly used, because it includes both Yupik and Inupiat, while Inuit is not accepted as a collective term or even specifically used for Inupiat. No universal replacement term for Eskimo, inclusive of all Inuit and Yupik people, is accepted across the geographical area inhabited by the Inuit and Yupik peoples

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         The origin of the word “eskimo” is uncertain. The common belief is that it comes from a Cree word meaning, “eaters of raw flesh”. For this reason, some people consider it a pejorative term. Other suggested origins are the Cree word for “he laces snowshoes”, and “speakers of another language”.

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