Birnirk

adjective Bir·nirk \ (ˈ)bir¦ni(ə)rk \

Definition of Birnirk

: of or belonging to an Eskimo culture centered around Point Barrow in northeastern Alaska, intermediate between Old Bering Sea and Thule, dated about a.d. 600–1000, and characterized by toggle harpoon heads and elements suggesting Asian derivation

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Origin and Etymology of birnirk

from Birnirk, locality near Point Barrow, Alaska


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