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A Tragedy Averted

Author: chandamama.com | 31st Mar, 2008


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The word Eskimo originated in Montagnais, an Algonquian language


Eskimo, a word used for people from the Arctic by Europeans and others since the 16th century, originated in Montagnais, an Algonquian language. Once erroneously thought to mean 'eaters of raw flesh', the name, though still somewhat obscure, now refers to snowshoes.



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