What is a common female Eskimo name?


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Some common feminine Eskimo names are Aluki, Anaaya, Aput and Kunik. The proper term for people from the North American Arctic is "Inuit." The term "Eskimo" is offensive to many.

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Feminine Inuit names come in many fashions. There are short, simple names like Ila, Opik and Uki. There are also longer, more complex names like Tukkuyummavungga, Piqqaluyungmik and Ammagaruqnik. Meanings of Inuit names range from simple words like snow to complex phrases like "snow on the ground" or "catches a fish." Such diverse meanings give Inuit names a depth not commonly seen in traditional English names. Some male Inuit names are Arnauyq, Irniq and Oki.

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