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Meaning of "umiak" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UMIAK

From Greenland Inuktitut: boat for the use of women.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UMIAK

umiak  [ˈuːmɪˌæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UMIAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Umiak is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UMIAK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

umiak

Umiak

The umiak, umialak, umiaq, umiac, oomiac or oomiak is a type of boat used by both Yupik and Inuit, and was originally found in all coastal areas from Siberia to Greenland. It has traditionally been used in summer to move people and possessions to seasonal hunting grounds and for hunting whales and walrus. Although the umiak was usually propelled paddles, sails, sometimes made from seal intestines, were also used, and in the 20th century, outboard motors.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UMIAK


ammoniac
əˈməʊnɪˌæk
brainiac
ˈbreɪnɪˌæk
cardiac
ˈkɑːdɪˌæk
celeriac
sɪˈlɛrɪˌæk
celiac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
coeliac
ˈsiːlɪˌæk
hypochondriac
ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪˌæk
iliac
ˈɪlɪˌæk
insomniac
ɪnˈsɒmnɪˌæk
intracardiac
ˌɪntrəˈkɑːdɪˌæk
Kodiak
ˈkəʊdɪˌæk
krakowiak
kræˈkəʊvɪˌæk
maniac
ˈmeɪnɪˌæk
necrophiliac
ˌnekrəʊˈfɪlɪˌæk
oomiac
ˈuːmɪˌæk
oomiak
ˈuːmɪˌæk
paradisiac
ˌpærəˈdɪsɪˌæk
sacroiliac
ˌseɪkrəʊˈɪlɪˌæk
Syriac
ˈsɪrɪˌæk
zodiac
ˈzəʊdɪˌæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UMIAK

umbrere
umbrette
Umbria
Umbrian
Umbriel
umbriferous
umbrous
UMD
UMF
umfazi
UMIST
UML
umlaut
umlungu
Ummah
ump
umpie
umpies
umpirage
umpire

WORDS THAT END LIKE UMIAK

Biak
brak
break
freak
gak
Irak
jak
kaiak
kayak
oak
outbreak
Pak
peak
Slovak
soak
speak
steak
tilak
weak
Wozniak

Synonyms and antonyms of umiak in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «umiak» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UMIAK

Find out the translation of umiak to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of umiak from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «umiak» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

umiak
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

umiak
570 millions of speakers

English

umiak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

umiak
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

umiak
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умиак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

umiak
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

umiak
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

umiak
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Umiak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

umiak
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

umiak
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

umiak
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

umiak
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

umiak
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Umiak
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

umiak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

umiak
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umiak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уміакамі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

umiak
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

umiak
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

umiak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

umiak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

umiaken
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of umiak

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UMIAK»

The term «umiak» is normally little used and occupies the 125.328 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UMIAK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «umiak» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «umiak» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about umiak

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UMIAK»

Discover the use of umiak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to umiak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America
"The definitive book on the subject."John...
Edwin Tappan Adney, Howard Irving Chapelle, 2007
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The Art of Greenland: Sculpture, Crafts, Painting
Boy in umiak. Photograph taken by Jette Bang in 1962 at Sermiligaq, on the east coast. Arctic Institute, Copenhagen. The. umiak. While the kayak was a one-man craft for men capable of hunting, the umiak, the women's boat, was a general ...
Bodil Kaalund, 1983
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Building Environments
CHAPTER 1 5 THE NORTHERN UMIAK: ' SHELTER, BOUNDARY, IDENTITY SUSAN W. FAIR The umiak is a large traditional skin-covered boat used widely by northern Native peoples in circumpolar seas, from Siberia to Greenland (tig.
Kenneth A. Breisch, Alison K. Hoagland, 2005
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Settlements, Kinship and Hunting Grounds in Traditional ...
Fig. 10. Umiaq departing from Aap- pilattoq, Upernavik, 1935. (Photo W. Thalbitzer/Arktisk Institut). ward, but could also be propelled in a favourable wind by a square sail. Since the umiak lacked an outside keel, one could not tack with it.
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The Alaska Almanac: Facts about Alaska
(SEE ALSO Baidarka) The Eskimo umiak is a traditional skin-covered boat whose design has changed little over the centuries. Although umiaks are mostly powered by outboard motors today, paddles are still used when stalking game and ...
Nancy Gates, 2006
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The Canoe in Canadian Cultures
Since even the plain umiak ends, whether rounded or squared, are wider on top than below to form flam in the skin cover, the umiak appears the likely source of the Aleut bifid kayak bow to be discussed further below. Umiaks appear to be ...
Bruce W. Hodgins, John Jennings, Doreen Small, 2001
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Arctic Peoples
The Inuit had kayaks, but also used a larger, open boat called an umiak. Umiaks could be as long as 30 to 40 feet and were five to six feet wide. A large umiak could carry 10 or more people and up to 1,000 pounds of goods. Like the kayak, the ...
Craig A. Doherty, Katherine M. Doherty, 2008
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Southernmost People of Greenland -- Dialects and Memories: ...
As he was sailing along quite peacefully he suddenly heard an umiak coming. He looked everywhere. He could not see anyone. Then he closed his eyes: just as he thought an umiak was coming up behind him and it was very close by.
Maliaraq Beboek, 2006
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Raven Woman:
Umiak nodded, heart sad. “A woman knows this. Yet a mother and a wife must do what she can.” “You have given your Raven spirit away to your son,” Grandmother reminded her.Her rounded mouth matched her eyes as she staredat Umiak.
Pinkie Paranya, 101
10
Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays
But now imagine that you are in your armchair reading a book of reminiscences and come across the word "umiak." You reach for your dictionary and look it up. Now what did you do? Find out what "umiak" means, or find out what an umiak is ?
Stanley Cavell, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UMIAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term umiak is used in the context of the following news items.
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Alaska sea ice shows effect of climate change
The 58-year-old captain of an umiak, a traditional seal-skin whaling boat, has ... That has made it more dangerous to haul their umiaks to the distant edges of the ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
Vale to Process First Nickel Shipment in Long Harbour
To reach the mine and transport goods and workers to-and-fro, the company uses a polar-class icebreaking cargo ship called Umiak I. On its trip back, the ship ... «International Business Times AU, May 15»
3
Vale Long Harbour nickel plant gets first shipment from Voisey's Bay
The concentrate was delivered on an arctic class vessel specially built for Vale, called the MV Umiak 1. At full capacity, the ship will deliver up to 30,000 tonnes ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
4
Polar powerhouse makes a visit
Fednav owns and operates two other powerful icebreaking vessels, the MV Arctic and the MV Umiak I, that serve the Voisey Bay nickel mine in northern ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Feb 15»
5
A drone boost for a Canadian Arctic icebreaker and cargo ship
The Nunavik's sister ship, MV Umiak I, is contracted to carry nickel concentrate year-round from northern Labrador's Voisey's Bay to Quebec City, for a subsidiary ... «Toronto Star, Jan 15»
6
Blog: Ice Navigator in the Arctic (7)
MV Umiak was Fednav's next high ice class ship, but unlike the OBO MV Arctic, MV Umiak is a bulk carrier, working the mines in Deception Bay and Voisey's ... «The Maritime Executive, Sep 14»
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Possibles rejets de nickel au port de Québec: un navire inspecté
Le navire Umiak I fait la navette entre la mine de nickel de Voisey's Bay, au Labrador, et le port de Québec. En juin, Environnement Canada s'est rendu à deux ... «LaPresse.ca, Aug 14»
8
Salmon bake comes to Alaska State Fair
Some signature items to try at the salmon bake, Hayden said, are “The Umiak,” meaning “skin boat” in the Inupiat language, and Akutaq, or Eskimo ice cream. «Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Aug 14»
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Fun to be had in Waterbury, Vt.
Onsite kayak rentals are available from Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, www.umiak.com. Waterbury Center State Park is set on a 90-acre peninsula on the Waterbury ... «Boston Globe, Jul 14»
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Vale Canada
To get the ore out, the company makes use of a purpose built polar-class ice breaking bulk carrier, the Umiak I. This is the world's most powerful ice breaking ... «Business Excellence Magazine, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Umiak [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/umiak>. Jul 2019 ».
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