- a member of any of a number of American Indian peoples of the coastal regions of southern Alaska and northern British Colmbia.
- the language of the Tlingit, a Na-Dene language.
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Examples from the Web for tlingit
Mr Goldenweizer does not mention that the "clans" of the Tlingit have animal names.
This was the place of honor in all Tlingit houses upon all occasions, ceremonial or otherwise.The Whale House of the Chilkat
George T. Emmons
Once upon a time there lived in Alaska a chief of the Tlingit tribe who had one son.The Strange Story Book
Mrs. Andrew Lang
A good example of such a pitch language is Tlingit, spoken by the Indians of the southern coast of Alaska.Language
Mr. Goldenweizer says that, "with few exceptions," the "clans" of the Tlingit bear "names derived from localities."
- plural -gits or -git a member of a seafaring group of North American Indian peoples inhabiting S Alaska and N British Columbia
- the language of these peoples, belonging to the Na-Dene phylum
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Word Origin and History for tlingit
Indian group in Alaska and Canada, the people's word for themselves, literally "human beings."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper