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[tling-git] /ˈtlɪŋ gɪt/
noun, plural Tlingits (especially collectively) Tlingit.
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. Unabridged
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  • This was the place of honor in all Tlingit houses upon all occasions, ceremonial or otherwise.

  • Mr. Goldenweizer says that, "with few exceptions," the "clans" of the Tlingit bear "names derived from localities."

  • Mr Goldenweizer does not mention that the "clans" of the Tlingit have animal names.

  • I have shown that I do not pretend to know precisely what are the facts of the Tlingit system, as accounts contradict each other.

  • To his mind these animal names in Tlingit society denote "crests" not "clans" and with crests we enter a region of confusion.

  • Raven came next to Wild Canary, that lives all the year around in the Tlingit country.

  • I nearly despair of arriving at Mr. Swanton's theory of what a Tlingit "clan" really is!

  • A good example of such a pitch language is Tlingit, spoken by the Indians of the southern coast of Alaska.

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  • Once upon a time there lived in Alaska a chief of the Tlingit tribe who had one son.

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  • Consequently Mr. Goldenweizer can make no argumentative use of the alleged local names of the Tlingit clans.

British Dictionary definitions for Tlingit


(pl) -gits, -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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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
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