Definition of Naskapi in US English:

Naskapi

(also Nascupi, Nascaupee, Nascapi)

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating a North American Indian people of the Montagnais–Naskapi group, inhabiting northern Labrador and Quebec in seasonal settlements.

noun

  • 1The Naskapi people; a member of this people.

  • 2The Algonquian language of the Naskapi, a dialect of the Montagnais–Naskapi group.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Cartwright (1739–1819). From French Naskapi from Montagnais *unaska·hpi·w.