Pronunciation: (chip"u-wī'un), [key]
—pl. -ans, (esp. collectively) -an for 1.
1. a member of a North American Indian tribe that inhabits northwestern Canada between Hudson Bay and the Rocky Mountains.
2. the Athabaskan language spoken by the Chipewyan.
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