Origin of malamute; from Inuit malimiut, name of the Inuit people living on the coast of northwestern Alaska that developed the breed
An Alaskan malamute.
Origin of malamuteShort for malamute dog, from Inupiaq Malimiut, name of a subgroup of the Inupiaq.
- A ancient northern breed of dog of the husky type, particularly used as a sled dog.
- A member of an Inupiak people who live in western Alaska and are known for breeding malamute dogs.
From Inupiak malimiut).