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us: Polar Eskimos



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  • Variants

    • us: Arctic Highlanders
    • us: Cape York Eskimos
    • us: Inughuit
    • us: Ita Eskimos
    • us: Smith Sound Eskimos
    • us: Thule Eskimos
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Britannica Macro.: v. 1, p. 1126 (Polar Eskimo)
    • found: Birket-Smith, K. Eskimos, 1971: p. 103 (Polar Eskimos, Thule district, Greenland)
    • found: Lynge, A. The right to return : fifty years of struggle by relocated Inughuit in Greenland, c2002: intro. (the Inughuit of Thule in northern Greenland are a distinct indigenous people with ties to the larger group of Inuit)
    • found: Encyc. of world cultures: v. 1, p. 159 (Inughuit, ethnonyms: Arctic Highlanders, Avanersuarmiut, Cape York Inuit, Itanere, Kap Yorkere, Polar Eskimo, Polareskimoer, Polargroenlaendere, Smith Sound Inuit, Thule eskimoer, Thulegroenlaendere, Whale Sound Inuit. "The Inughuit are a Greenland minority constituting about 1 percent of the general population. They speak a unique Inuit dialect and exist as a distinct subculture. ... Over the decades, the Inughuit have been renamed a number of times by White visitors. Polar Eskimo, the most common name, was given by Knud Rasmussen in 1903. The Inughuit call themselves 'the great and real human beings,' and until White contact in 1818, they believed that they were the only humans in the world. 'Thule Inuit' is a misnomer, as it refers to the prehistoric culture antecedent to all current Inuit groups.)
    • found: Encyc. of North American Indians via WWW, Nov. 18, 2003: Major cultural and linguistic divisions of Eskimo peoples (Greenlandic Inuit divided into Polar (Thule) Eskimo, West Greenland, and East Greenland)
    • found: Ethnologue: v. 1, p. 305 (Inuktitut, Greenlandic: dialects: West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic, Polar Eskimo (North Greenlandic, Thule Eskimo))
    • found: Hodge handbk. Am. Ind. (Ita, Smith Sound Eskimo)
    • found: Murdock world cult. (Polar Eskimo, Cape York Eskimo, Itanese, Smith Sound Eskimo)
  • Change Notes

    • 2003-11-18: new
    • 2003-12-04: revised
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