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LC control 93001720
LC classificationE99.E7
Topical headingInuit
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See alsoEskimos
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Scope noteHere are entered works limited to the indigenous Arctic peoples of Greenland, Canada, and northern Alaska. Works discussing collectively the Inuit peoples and the related Eskimo peoples of southern and western Alaska and adjacent regions of Siberia, or works for which the individual group cannot be identified, are entered under Eskimos.
Subject example tracingNote under Eskimos
Found inCanadian Subject Headings, 1992: p. 200 (Eskimos: The Eskimo are a native people of the Arctic regions ... The natives of Canada, North Alaska and Greenland speak a language they call Inuktitut or Inupik, in which they refer to themselves as Inuit. The natives of West and South Alaska and Siberia speak Yupik and call themselves in that language Yuit)
McMillan, A. Native peoples and cultures of Canada, 1988: p. 1 (Since the 1970s the term "Inuit" has almost totally replaced the earlier use of "Eskimo." The term "Inuit" is preferred by the natives of arctic Canada)
Random House: under Eskimo (The name Inuit, by which the native people of the Arctic from northern Alaska to western Greenland call themselves, has largely supplanted Eskimo in Canada and is used officially by the Canadian government. Many Inuit consider Eskimo derogatory, in part because the word was, erroneously, long thought to mean literally "eater of raw meat." Inuit has also come to be used in a wider sense, to name all people traditionally called Eskimo, regardless of local self-designations. Nonetheless, Eskimo continues in use in all parts of the world, especially in historical and archaeological contexts and in reference to the people as a cultural and linguistic unity)