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The skin and outer blubber of a whale, used as food by the Inuit. Inuit “maktaq”=whaleskin with blubber attached.

A structure of stones stacked in the form of a human, traditionally used by the Inuit as a landmark or commemorative sign, or to drive caribou toward hunters. Eastern Canadian Inuit “inuksuk” < “inuk”=person + “suk”=stand-in, substitute.

An Eskimo woman’s knife having a crescent-shaped blade. Inuit “ulu”=women’s knife.

Among the Inuit of Greenland: a sorcerer or medicine-man. Inuit “angeqok”=wise man, sorcerer.

A peak of rock that is covered by ice but remains distinguishable. Inuit “pingu”=hillock, mound.

A dog-sled used by the people of Labrador, also used as a verb to describe traveling by a komatik. Inuit “qamutik”

Small doll resembling an arctic owl, adopted as a distinctively Canadian symbol or souvenir. Inuit “ukpik”=snowy owl.

The skin and outer blubber of a whale, used as food by the Inuit. Inuit “maktak”=whaleskin with blubber attached.

A long boot of sealskin worn by Eskimo peoples. Inuit “kamik”=foot covering.

A non-Inuit person, spec. a person of European descent. Inuit “qallunaaq.”

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