Definitions for tlingitˈtlɪŋ gɪt
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Tlin•gitˈtlɪŋ gɪt(n.)(pl.)-gits; -git.
a member of an American Indian people of the Alaskan panhandle and adjacent areas of Canada.
the language of the Tlingit.
a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
the Na-Dene language spoken by the Tlingit
an Indian people from the coastal regions of Alaska and British Columbia
of, or relating to these people or their language
the language of these people
The Tlingit are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Their name for themselves is Lingít, meaning "People of the Tides". The Russian name Koloshi or the related German name Koulischen may be encountered referring to the people in older historical literature, such as Shelikhov's 1796 map of Russian America. The Tlingit are a matrilineal society that developed in the temperate rainforest of the southeast Alaska coast and the Alexander Archipelago. The Tlingit maintained a complex hunter-gatherer culture based on semi-sedentary management of fisheries. An inland group, known as the Inland Tlingit, inhabits the far northwestern part of the province of British Columbia and the southern Yukon Territory in Canada.
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