Do Eskimos really have 100 words for snow?

You must have heard that they have numerous, some say even over a hundred words to describe the same thing – snow. You have also probably heard that this is only a myth based on uncorroborated rumours, poor reporting and misunderstanding of the specifics of the Inuit language, one of the languages used by Eskimos. We have dug deeper and discovered that the truth – as usual – lies somewhere in between. Eskimos really do have several dozen words to describe snow – because it is not a single phenomenon. Read more!