Definition of Netsilik in English:

Netsilik

(also Nechilli, Nechjilli, Natsilik)

adjective

  • Of, belonging or relating to, or designating a grouping of Inuit local bands of Nunavut, Canada or the most widely known of these, living at Netsilik Lake and on the Adelaide Peninsula and King William Island.

noun

  • 1A member of a regional grouping of Inuit local bands inhabiting an area of Nunavut, Canada, between Victoria Strait and Committee Bay. Also: a member of the most widely known Netsilik band, living at different times near Netsilik Lake at the Boothia Isthmus and on the Adelaide Peninsula and King William Island.

  • 2The dialect of Inuit spoken by the Netsilik.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From the name of NetsilikLake from Western Canadian Inuit natsilik Netsilik Lake, lit. ‘one (provided) with seals’ from natsiq seal + -lik one (provided) with.

Pronunciation

Netsilik

/nɛtˈsɪlɪk/