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In Chukotka commented on the intention to rename the USA Popsicle

The name of the ice cream "eskimo" is a derogatory term for the Inuit of Chukotka because it is not associated with the original meaning of the word "eskimo", although representatives of this group of indigenous peoples of Canada, Greenland and Alaska call themselves Inuit, told RIA Novosti the compiler of the Russian-eskimo dictionary eskimo teacher of language and literature Natalia Radanovic.

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that the American company Dreyer''s going to change the name of your ice cream Eskimo Pie, as it is a "derogatory term" for the indigenous peoples of Northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia. As the newspaper writes, citing data from the Smithsonian institution, the Popsicle was invented in 1920 Christian Nelson and chocolatier Russell Stover. They patented the product in 1922 under the name "Popsicle" and with the logo in the form of a man in jacket with fur trim.

"For the Inuit of Canada, Alaska, may (the word "eskimo") to be pejorative. "Eskimo" means "eater of raw meat". They lived near the Indians, and they gave them this nickname because they eat frozen meat. Then it spread to Asian eskimo. So now our countrymen are fighting for the name "Inuit," said Radanovich.

According to her, for the inhabitants of Chukotka, the word "eskimo" is not derogatory.

"But since we are part of an international organization, we too, along with the Inuit of Alaska, Canada and Greenland want instead of "eskimo" used the name "Inuit". The word "eskimo" is used for a long time and is not associated with the Inuit, with "eating raw meat". It is associated with a delicious, sweet ice cream. Nothing wrong with that word, I do not see" - said the interviewee.

"We, the Inuit, and ice cream Popsicle. So be it. The fact that eskimo drawing of a man in a fur hood, it's not insulting at all. At least, we, the Inuit of Chukotka and Russia, it does not offend in any way," said Radanovich.

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