Gazetteer of Inuit Place Names in Nunavik
“We were taught by our ancestors the names of the land, lakes, hills and islands, and we have an obligation to pass these on to our young people”. This is how Samwillie Annahatak from Kangirsuk describes the task that was carried out from 1983 to 1987: to compile the names of places known by the Inuit in the 15 regions of Nunavik.
The Gazetteer is a list of place names comprised of roman and syllabic orthography, type of entity, coordinates, and reference to the Topographic map. It also includes an introduction and a bibliography.
About the author
Member of the Department of Geography at McGill University in Cultural Geography/Northern Studies since January 1977. Dr. Phil. in Ethnology (major), Geography and Prehistory (minors), Westfalische Wilhelms- Universitat, Munster, Germany, 1971.
Since the mid-1960s, Ludger Müller-Wille has conducted research in cultural anthropology, geography and toponymy in subarctic Fenno-Scandia (Sapmi, Finland and Norway) with Sami and Finn and in subarctic and arctic Canada (Nunavut, Nunavik, northern Saskatchewan and Québec) with Inuit, Dene, Naskapi and Cree.