- a member of a North American Indian people of NW Canada
- the Athabaskan language of this people
Origin of ChipewyanCree ochiipwayaaniiw, literally , one who has pointed skins or hides: probably in allusion to the Chipewyans' style of hunting shirts
nounpl. Chipewyan or Chip·e·wy·ans
- A member of a Native American people made up of numerous autonomous bands inhabiting a large area of northern Canada north of the Churchill River. Formerly nomadic caribou hunters, the Chipewyan became settled fur traders during the 18th century.
- The Athabaskan language of the Chipewyan.
Origin of ChipewyanCree č&imacron;pwayan, parka wearer : c&imacron;pw-, pointed + ayan, skin.