Naskapi

[ nas-kuh-pee, nahs- ]

noun,plural Nas·ka·pis, (especially collectively) Nas·ka·pi for 1.
  1. a member of the northern group of Innu, a First Nation of Labrador and Quebec.

  2. the eastern Algonquian language spoken by the Naskapi, closely related to Cree.

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Naskapi or their language.

Origin of Naskapi

1
First recorded in 1770–80; from French, from Montagnais unaska·hpi·w (unrecorded)

Words Nearby Naskapi

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British Dictionary definitions for Naskapi

Naskapi

/ (nəˈskæpɪ) /


noun
  1. a member of an Innu people living in Quebec

Origin of Naskapi

1
from Cree

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