Glossary of Inuktitut Words

aaniajuliriniq: taking care of or caring for the sick 

annaumanasungniq: activities and the capability to make a sustainable livelihood; trying and succeeding in making a living beyond mere survival, to have more than is needed to survive, to be sufficiently equipped and situated to be self-sufficient

gavamakkut isumaliurutiviningit: historical government policies and practices

igluliriniq: activities and responsibilities of social housing; housing authorities

Inuit nunagivaktangat: a camp that was used regularly as a traditional home for hunting and harvesting; home for Inuit before they were moved to houses in permanent settlements

ilinniarniq: foreign formal education system 

imialuk: alcohol

katitaujut: to be gathered together and organized 

nuutauniq: the act of being removed from one place and moved to another place, usually without choice or real consent or consultation due to lack of sufficient information provided to make an informed decision

paliisikkut: policing

pittailiniq: deliberate abstinence or refraining from doing what is not allowed or prohibited due to custom, social expectations and norms, usually as part of a tradition or ritual, as associated with civilized and mature behaviour as the primary motivating principle, goal and ideal for conformity 

pivalliajuliriniq: the activities of development usually undertaken by a development officer; a policy or practice of development including economic development; activities dealing with new or current events anything new that arrives in a community 

qarmaq:  a permanent dwelling that is not a tent or made of snow nor a shed or shack, can be made of sod, stone, wood, canvass or combination of any of these 

qimmiit: Inuit sled dogs

saimaqatigiiniq: when past opponents get back together to meet in the middle, to become calm and peaceful with one another especially after a conflict; to achieve peace 

tukisiumaqattautinasuarniq:  endeavouring to understand each other due differences in culture