[ thoo-lee for 1, 2; too-lee for 3, 4 ]

  1. the ancient Greek and Latin name for an island or region variously identified as one of the Shetland Islands, Iceland, or Norway: supposed to be the most northerly region of the world.

  1. Also called Qaa·naaq [kah-nahk] /kɑˈnɑk/ . a settlement in northwestern Greenland: site of a U.S. air base.

  1. of or relating to an Indigenous culture flourishing from a.d. 500 to 1400, and extending throughout the Arctic from Greenland to Alaska.

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/ (ˈθjuːlɪ) /

  1. Also called: ultima Thule a region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world: sometimes thought to have been Iceland, Norway, or one of the Shetland Islands

  2. an Inuit settlement in NW Greenland: a Danish trading post, founded in 1910, and US air force base

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