Origin: Esk inuit, pl. of inuk, person, man
See Inuit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also In·nu·itnoun pl. Inuit Inuit or In·u·its also Innuit or In·nu·its
Origin: , pl. of inuk, human being, Eskimo. Usage Note: The preferred term for the native peoples of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland is now Inuit, and the use of Eskimo in referring to these peoples is often considered offensive, especially in Canada. Inuit, the plural of the Inuit word inuk, “human being,” is less exact in referring to the peoples of northern Alaska, who speak dialects of the closely related Inupiaq language, and it is inappropriate when used in reference to speakers of Yupik, the Eskimoan language branch of western Alaska and the Siberian Arctic. See Usage Note at Eskimo.