Eskimo - Inuit
Thirty or more years ago, the term Eskimo
was regularly utilized to describe the arctic peoples of the Circumpolar North.
Today, the more common usage in Canada and Greenland is Inuit. In Alaska,
Eskimo is still actively used to distinguish this population from other Native
groups such as the Aleut. More precise English usage further designates
Inupiat (Inupiaq, singular) for Native Alaskans from north and
northwest Alaska; and Yup'ik and Siberian Yup'ik (or Yuit)
for those living in the southwest and St. Lawrence Island.