One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or designating non-Inuit people, specifically those of European descent; non-Inuit.
A non-Inuit person, specifically a person of European descent.
1970s; earliest use found in American Ethnologist. Partly from Eastern Canadian Inuit qallunaaq (plural qallunaat) non-Inuit, and partly from its cognate Greenlandic Inuit qaɬɬunaaq.
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