Denseman on the Rattis

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Unangax Aleut Dancers
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Danish newspapers are reporting that Danish scientists have decoded the DNA from an individual from the Greenlandic Saqqaq culture (which died out completely).

According to their results, they were most closely related to the Aleut people.

If this is the case, I don’t quite understand why they called the individual Inuk (“person” in Greenlandic), rather than anĝaĝinax̂, which is the modern Aleut word.

Hmmm, I wonder whether the Aleuts could demand to get Greenland back from the Inuits? 😉

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