[ ee-noo, ih-noo ]

noun,plural In·nus, (especially collectively) In·nu for 1.
  1. a member of one of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, divided into two linguistic groups, a larger southern group that French colonists called the Montagnais and a smaller northern group they called the Naskapi.

  2. the Algonquian languages of the Innu, closely related to Cree.

  1. of or relating to the Innu or their languages.

Origin of Innu

First recorded in 1990–95; from Innu; literally, “person”

Words Nearby Innu Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for Innu


/ (ˈɪnuː) /

  1. a member of an Algonquian people living in Labrador and northern Quebec

  2. the Algonquian language of this people

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