angakok

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angakok

(ˈæŋɡəˌkɒk)
n
an Inuit shaman
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In the Nattilik area if we were an angakkuq and our tuurngaq, helping spirit, came and was close by, the sound of the tuurngaq would come out of us.
A total of 43 interviewees (all 11 communities, range one to eight per community) noted that they learned about killer whales through oral history, with 19 mentioning knowledge provided by family members (parents, grandparents, uncles) and 15 indicating stories from elders or shamans (Angakkuq, as spelled in Tungilik and Uyarasuk, 1999).
On page 247, in a discussion on language, the editors remark, on the mixture of English and Inuktitut used in the sound, that "Boas and Weike also participated in this pidgin and extended it to German by germanizing Inuit words--for example 'ankuten,' which referred to the invocations of the shamans..." 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.