- pl. -·gits or -·git a member of a North American Indian people of the coastal areas of S Alaska and N British Columbia
- the language of this people, now thought to be related to the Athabaskan languages
Origin of TlingitTlingit lingít, literally , people
nounpl. Tlingit or Tlin·gits
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting the coastal and island areas of southeast Alaska.
- The language of the Tlingit.