Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Tlingit

[tling-git]
noun, plural Tlin·gits, (especially collectively) Tlin·git.
  1. a member of any of a number of American Indian peoples of the coastal regions of southern Alaska and northern British Colmbia.
  2. the language of the Tlingit, a Na-Dene language.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tlingit

Historical Examples of tlingit

  • Mr Goldenweizer does not mention that the "clans" of the Tlingit have animal names.

    Method in the Study of Totemism

    Andrew Lang

  • This was the place of honor in all Tlingit houses upon all occasions, ceremonial or otherwise.

  • Once upon a time there lived in Alaska a chief of the Tlingit tribe who had one son.

    The Strange Story Book

    Mrs. Andrew Lang

  • A good example of such a pitch language is Tlingit, spoken by the Indians of the southern coast of Alaska.

    Language

    Edward Sapir

  • Mr. Goldenweizer says that, "with few exceptions," the "clans" of the Tlingit bear "names derived from localities."


British Dictionary definitions for tlingit

Tlingit

noun
  1. plural -gits or -git a member of a seafaring group of North American Indian peoples inhabiting S Alaska and N British Columbia
  2. the language of these peoples, belonging to the Na-Dene phylum
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for tlingit

Tlingit

Indian group in Alaska and Canada, the people's word for themselves, literally "human beings."

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper