Inuit people

Inuit people

The Inuit ᐃᓄᐃᑦ - A group of indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions.

Les Inuits ᐃᓄᐃᑦ - Un groupe de peuples autochtones habitant les régions arctiques.

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  • Thule culture

    The Thule culture people are the ancestors of the Inuit. Present on coastal Alaska by 1000, they moved across Canada, and are said to have reached Greenland by the 13th century. During this process, they have replaced the earlier Dorset culture.

  • Things to be avoided, followed or done among Inuit people

    “(Mariano) Aupilaarjuk introduces the notions of tirigusuusiit, things that have to be avoided, maligait, things that have to be followed, and piqujait, things that have to be done, by comparing them to modern law.” ( He says: “…Whether people break the qallunaat laws or the Inuit maligait, the consequences are the same. A person will shorten his or her life.” (id.) Then, “the intervention of the angakkuq might be required to redress the consequences of these acts”.
    tirigusuusiit :: thing pluralS for no do
    maligait :: thing pluralS for follow
    piqujait :: thing pluralS for do

  • Paleo-Eskimos and Thule culture

    "Scientists confirmed that a distinct Paleo-Eskimo population with origins in eastern Siberia colonized and occupied the Eastern Arctic for nearly 5,000 years and was replaced by the Thule culture whale hunters (the immediate ancestors of the Inuit in Canada and Greenland) with little evidence of mixing between the two groups.Both of these groups appear to have different origins in Eastern Siberia." - Dr. William Fitzhugh, Curator of Archaeology and Director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (

  • Inuit - ETYM.

    ETYM. Inuit ᐃᓄᐃᑦ litter. means "the people".

    ETYM. Inuit ᐃᓄᐃᑦ signifie "les êtres humains".

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