Of, relating to, or designating a North American Indian people of the Montagnais–Naskapi group, inhabiting northern Labrador and Quebec in seasonal settlements.
1The Naskapi people; a member of this people.
2The Algonquian language of the Naskapi, a dialect of the Montagnais–Naskapi group.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Cartwright (1739–1819). From French Naskapi from Montagnais *unaska·hpi·w.