Definition of Qallunaaq in English:

Qallunaaq

(also Kallunak, Qallunak, Qalunak)

Pronunciation /kaˈluːnak/

adjective

  • With reference to peoples in Canada and Greenland Of or designating non-Inuit people, specifically those of European descent; non-Inuit.

noun

  • With reference to peoples in Canada and Greenland A non-Inuit person, specifically a person of European descent.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in American Ethnologist. Partly from Eastern Canadian Inuit qallunaaq (plural qallunaat) non-Inuit, and partly from its cognate Greenlandic Inuit qaɬɬunaaq.