First Nation

[ furst-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˈfɜrst ˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun Usually First Na·tions .
any of the Indigenous peoples or communities of Canada, especially one formally recognized by the Canadian government: the First Nations are generally considered to be distinct from the Inuit and Métis.
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Also called First Peo·ple [furst-pee-puhl] /ˈfɜrst ˈpi pəl/ .

Origin of First Nation

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for First Nation

First Nation

noun (also without capitals)
Canadian another name for band 1 (def. 5)
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