angakok

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angakok

(ˈæŋɡəˌkɒk)
n
an Inuit shaman
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Initie au chamanisme, Victor Tungilik se souvenait egalement du role de ces objets: <<Lorsque les gens ont decouvert que j'etais un angakkuq [un chamane], on me fabriqua une ceinture avec de la peau blanche d'un caribou.
Perhaps some acknowledgement should have been made that the word angakkuq (shaman) had earlier been anglicized as a verb by Charles Francis Hall and already formed part of the pidgin in use in Baffin Island.
The angakkuq used to take the baby and pretend to paddle a qajaq and pretend to harpoon.