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Chipewyan

[chip-uh-wahy-uh n] /ˌtʃɪp əˈwaɪ ən/
noun, plural Chipewyans (especially collectively) Chipewyan 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
  • The very first man we hunt out in Edmonton is Mr. Wyllie of Chipewyan.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • I'm going back to Chipewyan, and I will take my family with me.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The steamer Grahame was built at Chipewyan of whipsawn lumber, and much of her steel and ironwork was wrought on Wyllie's forge.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The date 1863 cut into the wooden foundation of his forge marks the year when Wyllie came to Chipewyan.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron

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