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umiak

Saltos de línea: umiak
Pronunciación: /ˈuːmɪak
 
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Definición de umiak en inglés:

sustantivo

An Eskimo open boat made of wood and skin, traditionally rowed by women.
Example sentences
  • Here they would assemble with their great walrus - skin boats, or oomiaks, to make ready for their annual trading cruise to Siberia.
  • Called by some the Old Bering Sea Cultures, these early inhabitants traveled by kayak and umiak skin boats in the warmer months, and by sled in the winter.
  • For example, Therkel Mathiassen, who defined and named the Thule culture, identified dog sleds, umiaks, and kayaks as key Thule traits.

Origen

from Inuit umiaq.

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