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Glossaries and Vocabularies in Aboriginal Languages

These glossaries contain terminology in three languages (English, Inuktitut and French) with English definitions. They reflect Nunavut's specialized language and the key issues of Inuit communities. Only the Glossary of Mining Terminology contains definitions in English and French.

  1. Accounting Glossary
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    compt-account.pdf (208 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  2. Archaeology Glossary
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    archeol.pdf (238 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  3. School Mathematics Glossary
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    scolaire-school.pdf (482 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  4. Dental Glossary
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    dent.pdf (215 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  5. Glossary of Government Terminology
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    gouv-gov-termino.pdf (300 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  6. Human Services Glossary
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    sociaux-human.pdf (371 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  7. School Science Glossary
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    scientifique-science.pdf (382 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  8. Land Claims Glossary
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    territorial-land.pdf (399 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  9. Environmental Glossary
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    enviro.pdf (446 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  10. Legal Glossary
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    juridique-legal.pdf (611 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  11. Medical Glossary
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    medical.pdf (562 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  12. Glossary of Mining Terminology
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    minier-mining.pdf (145 KB) (Help with alternate formats).

  13. Parliamentary Glossary (ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᑦ) [Inuktitut]
    ARCHIVED – Consult the Parliamentary Glossary online (HTML)
    lex-gloss-parl.pdf (603 KB) (Help with alternate formats).


The first eleven Inuktitut glossaries are the property of Nunavut Arctic College. The twelfth glossary is the property of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the thirtheenth is the property of the Translation Bureau.