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Naskapi

[ nas-kuh-pee, nahs- ]
/ ˈnæs kə pi, ˈnɑs- /
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noun, plural Nas·ka·pis, (especially collectively) Nas·ka·pi for 1.
a member of the northern group of Innu, a First Nation of Labrador and Quebec.
the eastern Algonquian language spoken by the Naskapi, closely related to Cree.
adjective
of or relating to the Naskapi or their language.
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Origin of Naskapi

First recorded in 1770–80; from French, from Montagnais unaska·hpi·w (unrecorded)
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British Dictionary definitions for Naskapi

Naskapi
/ (nəˈskæpɪ) /

noun
a member of an Innu people living in Quebec

Word Origin for Naskapi

from Cree
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