Meaning of angekok in English:


Pronunciation /ˈaŋɡəkɒk/


  • (among the Inuit of Greenland) a person believed to have magical powers of healing.

    ‘A similar method is used by the Eskimo angekok.’
    • ‘Among their visitors was Kingminguse, who had formerly been an Angekok.’
    • ‘The ordinary person, as already indicated, was not worthy nor able to have direct contact with the spirits, and their relations had to be entrusted to the angekok.’
    • ‘The elder angekok told Rasmussen: ‘All true wisdom is only to be learned far from the dwellings of men, out in the Great Solitudes.’’


Inuit angakkoq.