• Compiled by Martha Palliser
  • English/Inuktitut
  • 2020
  • 17 x 11 cm
  • 978-2-921644-07-5
  • $19.95
$19.95 (CAD)

Inuktitut personal names

Personal names are very important in Inuit identity. There are many kinds of names: first names, middle names, given names, names, of your sauniq, or sauniit, since there are often more than one sauniq given to a person.

In recent years, a variety of non-Inuit names were given to children, and several people have been string Avataq for a list of traditional Inuktitut names in the hope of revitalizing the naming traditions. This list of personal names has been in the works for a number of years. They have been compiled from reliable sources, mostly recorded genealogies in Avataq archives.