aapakaaq

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Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Danish abekat

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aapakaaq (plural aapakaat)

  1. monkey
    • 2017, Sommer, K., KNR.gl[1]:
      Indonesiami kiattup orpippassuini 2011-imi aallartippoq, aapakaap makakkip Narutomik taaguutillip assiliisartoq David Slater assiliissutaanik arsaarmagu. Aapakaaq imminut assilivoq, tamannalu kingorna assimut piginneqqaartussaatitaaneq pillugu saqitsaassuteqarnermik kinguneqarluni - tamatumanilu inuk maanna ajugaatinneqarpoq.
      It started in a jungle in Indonesia in 2011 when a macaque monkey named Naruto snatched a camera from photographer David Slater. The monkey managed to take a fantastic selfie, which later gave rise to a battle for the rights to the image - and that battle has now been won by man.
  2. primate
    • 2016, Lorentzen, C.S., Suluk, page 14:
      Ukiulli 53 millionit matuma siornatigut allaanerulluinnarsinavoq. Ujaranngornerit saanilunnit, kuukkooriarsuarnit, aapakaanit tapirinillu pisut takutippaat, uumasut tamakkua sumiiffinni tamaani uumasinnaasimaneranut naammattumik kiassueqarsimasoq.
      But 53 million years ago, the climate was quite different. Fossils of turtles, alligators, primates and tapirs reveal that it was warm enough for these creatures to survive in this region, although still with the absence of the sun in the winter months.

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