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Fuegian

[fyoo-ee-jee-uh n, fwey-jee-]
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adjective
  1. of or belonging to Tierra del Fuego or its indigenous Indians.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Tierra del Fuego.
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Origin of Fuegian

First recorded in 1815–25; (Tierra del) Fueg(o) + -ian
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Historical Examples

  • He had written to Deena when they first cast anchor off the Fuegian shore.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

    Various

  • These shell-heaps, or “kitchen middens,” are a feature of Fuegian scenery.

  • The poor Fuegian herself seems to realise it, and with sadness of heart.

  • The Fuegian canoe has been described by Wilkes, Pritchard, and others.

    The Evolution of Culture

    Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

  • The next morning not a single Fuegian was in the neighbourhood.


British Dictionary definitions for fuegian

Fuegian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Tierra del Fuego or its indigenous Indians
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noun
  1. an Indian of Tierra del Fuego
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