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  1. North Canadian the polar bear
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Word Origin for nanook

from Inuktitut nanug
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Historical Examples of nanook

  • As I reckoned it up, Nanook had fallen just short of pulling my sled ten thousand miles.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled

    Hudson Stuck

  • I could almost tell the nature of any disturbance that arose from the tone of Nanook's bark.

  • But Nanook and Lingo had seen boys come and boys go, and they knew better.

  • When we made ready to depart after a few days at a mission or in a town, Nanook was beside himself with joy.

  • I called to Nanook as we stopped on the bank, "Nanook, there's the good old Yukon again!"