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[chip-uh-wahy-uh n]
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noun, plural Chip·e·wy·ans, (especially collectively) Chip·e·wy·an for 1.
  1. a member of a North American Indian tribe that inhabits northwestern Canada between Hudson Bay and the Rocky Mountains.
  2. the Athabaskan language spoken by the Chipewyan.
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  • “Hail them in the Chipewyan tongue,” said Mackenzie, as the canoes touched the beach.

    The Pioneers

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • It is that of a young Chipewyan who lost his wife in her first pregnancy.

  • Chipewyan is a bird paradise; the whole woods are vocal to-day.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • It is August 6th at Chipewyan, and once again we are at the parting of the ways.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • Our way back on the Grahame to Chipewyan is not without adventure.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

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