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Debate over terminology
There has been much debate over what are the politically correct term(s) for indigenous people. We should include de something about the various viewpoints on this as well as how the proper terminology has changed for indigenous people with some terms later being viewed as racist, outdated/archaic, etc. Notcharliechaplin (talk) 16:32, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
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I have changed the spelling from Māori to Maori because Maori, without the macron, is the usual spelling in reliable English sources worldwide. Within NZ the use of the macron is now more common so there is a strong case for using the macron in NZ related articles. This is not a NZ related article. Roger 8 Roger (talk) 23:23, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
"The autonomous Danish territory of Greenland is also home to a majority population of indigenous Inuit (about 85%)."
The Inuit are not the indigenous people of Greenland, the Vikings were already there when the Inuit arrived. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cosine5000 (talk • contribs) 19:54, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
- Find a source for that and maybe you or someone else can contribute to the article. Beach drifter (talk) 19:56, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
- This is sort of an interesting point. Sources do state that the Norse arrived on Greenland around 980 CE, and the Thule, the ancestors of modern Inuit peoples, arrived about 3 centuries later. This is well sourced on the Greenlandic Inuit page, per https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3116382/ which states "The Norse occupied the western settlement (Fig. 1 and SI Appendix, Fig. S1) until the middle of the 14th century (ca. 650 y B.P.) and the eastern settlement until ca. 550 y B.P. (6), whereas the Thule, ancestors of the modern Greenlandic Inuit who arrived two to three centuries after the Norse (7), remain in Greenland to the present day." (Emphasis added). Both the Norse and the Thule were preceded by unrelated Paleo-Eskimo peoples such as the Saqqaq and the Dorset. However, whether or not Greenlandic Inuit are considered indigenous comes down to how sources describe them. I do see one citation which describes them as indigenous, but it is the IWGIA which appears to be an advocacy organization and not a scholarly source, so I am not sure on whether or not it qualifies as an RS. AmbivalentUnequivocality (talk) 22:31, 30 November 2019 (UTC)