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INDIEN BEOTHUK [1 record]

Record 1 2022-06-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Inhabitant Names and Names of Peoples
CONT

The Beothuk were a tall people with dark eyes and black hair. The origin of the Beothuk is not firmly established altough it is generally believed that they are distant relatives of the Algonquin and that they came to Newfoundland, from Labrador, across the 18 kilometer wide Strait of Belle Isle.

OBS

An extinct Indian people.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Noms d’habitants et noms de peuples
CONT

Béothuk est un mot amérindien signifiant «peuple» ou «vrai peuple». Les Béothuks furent les premiers [Autochtones] rencontrés par les Européens sur l'île de Terre-Neuve. [...] Toute trace de leur existence a été effacée sur l'île de Terre-Neuve avec la mort de Shawnadthit, la dernière d'entre eux survenue en 1829.

OBS

Béothuque : féminin. Béothuks : pluriel.

Spanish

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