• Taamusi Qumaq
  • Inuktitut
  • 1991 – reprinted in 1999
  • Hard Cover, 7 ¼ in. X 10 in., 600 pages
  • 2-920616-09-1
$50.00 (CAD)

Inuit Uqausillaringit

Inuit Uqausillaringit still remains the only Inuktitut dictionary in existence.

About the author
Taamusi Qumaq was born near Inukjuak in 1914. After working for the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Povungnituk Cooperative, he was chairman of his community for 6 years.  He started writing in the 1970s, first a book on traditional Inuit culture, and then his Inuktitut Dictionary, a long-time work that led in 1991 to its publication by Avataq and Association Inusiutiit. Taamusi Qumaq has also written an autobiography, and numerous other texts, most of which are still unpublished.  Taamusi Qumaq (1914-1993) is considered one of the leading thinkers among the Nunavik Inuit.