Saqqaq

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From the Greenlandic Saqqaq, a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality of western Greenland, near which archæological excavations discovered remains of the eponymous Saqqaq culture.

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Saqqaq pl

  1. (plural only) The Paleo-Eskimo people who inhabited west-central Greenland circa 2500–800BC and who formed the Saqqaq culture.

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Etymology[edit]

From saqqaq ("the sunny side").

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Saqqaq

  1. a settlement founded in 1755 in the Qaasuitsup municipality of western Greenland

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