variants: or less commonly angekok \ ˈaŋgəˌkäk \
plural angakoks also angekoks\ -​ˌkäks \

Definition of angakok

: an Eskimo medicine man or shaman

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First Known Use of angakok

1767, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angakok

borrowed from Inuit (Greenlandic and Eastern Canadian) aŋakkuk

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“Angakok.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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