One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a Dene people of NW Canada.
- ‘The Dogribs and other Athapaskan tribes no longer had to send their furs through Chipewyan middlemen or travel long distances to Hudson Bay to trade.’
- ‘Aboriginally, the several socioterritorial groups or regional bands of Dogribs were autonomous.’
- ‘After that the Dogribs paddled quietly up the Greygoose River, and meekly returned to their woodland home.’
- ‘Then, most Dogribs were still not speaking English and had no concept of the country called Canada.’
- ‘No one among the Dogribs broke out to do any fancy dancing, - the accompaniment was by voice only.’
2mass noun The Athabaskan language of the Dogrib, with about 2,000 speakers.
Relating to the Dogrib or their language.
- ‘Native Indians from the Dogrib First Nations community in Canada were demonstrating their ancient lore and traditions in Stromness on Saturday afternoon.’
- ‘In 1959, she joined a colleague for five months of fieldwork, beginning a 25-year focus on Dogrib ethnography and a research partnership that produced several influential and important articles, books, and reports.’
- ‘There are a growing number of Dogrib individuals in leadership positions in their communities and in Yellowknife.’
- ‘In 2001, an Inuit hunter from Baker Lake, two Yellowknife hunters from Dettah, and two Dogrib hunters from Fort Rae were also surveyed during this period.’
- ‘It was followed by Dene, Inuktitut, Slavey, Dogrib and Ojibway translations.’
Translation of Dogrib Thlingchadinne ‘dog's flank’, from the legend that the people's common ancestor was a dog.
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