Meaning of angakok in English:

angakok

noun

(also angekok)
  • Among the Inuit of Greenland and parts of Alaska and northern Canada: a man or (less commonly) woman believed to have powers of divination and healing through access to and influence in the world of good and evil spirits; a shaman.

Pronunciation

angakok

/ˈaŋɡəkɒk/ /ˈaŋɡəkəʊk/

Origin

Mid 18th century. Originally from (i) Danish Angekok, †Angekkok and its etymon (ii) Greenlandic Inuit angákok (now angakkoq).