Definitions

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  • n. A non-Inuit person in Canada or Greenland, especially a European or someone of European descent.

Etymologies

From a combination of Eastern Canadian Inuktitut qallunaaq ("foreigner") and Greenlandic Kablunâk ("foreigner") (now kallunaaq). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The sixam ieua knew through their forward-thoughts that when the Tuunbaq's domain was finally invaded by the pale people--the kabloona--it would be the beginning of the End of Times.

    The Little Professor:

  • When the Tuunbaq dies because of the kabloona sickness, the spirit-governors-of-the-sky knew, its cold, white domain will begin to heat and melt and thaw.

    The Terror

  • Through the God-Walking People hunters who understood his signs, Crozier had offered bribes to Puhtoorak if the old man would agree to bring his family with him and come along to show them the way to the kabloona boat with the three sticks rising from its roof, but the old Qikiqtarqjuaq wanted nothing more to do with the haunted kabloona three-stick house.

    The Terror

  • She was curious about the fates of the final kabloona whom everyone knew had headed south across the ice three summers ago.

    The Terror

  • The sixam ieua knew through their forward-thoughts that when the Tuunbaq's domain was finally invaded by the pale people — the kabloona — it would be the beginning of the End of Times.

    The Terror

  • After all the meeting ceremonies and meals were over, he managed through his interpreted signs to move the conversation to the kabloona gifts.

    The Terror

  • Asiajuk brought his best wife, Seagull — young Nauja of the amooq big tits — who also carried her scars from the band's lethal encounter with the kabloona three years earlier.

    The Terror

  • He heard words that sounded like kabloona and qavac and miagortok, but had no clue whatsoever as to what they might mean.

    The Terror

  • What the old man had said was that the three-stick kabloona house with an umiak's hull was a certain number of hours 'walk west of tikerqat, which means “Two Fingers,” which the Real People called two narrow points along this stretch of the Utjulik coastline, and then somewhere close to the north end of a large island there.

    The Terror

  • Silna explained — through her string-signs interpreted by Asiajuk — that the two spirit-governors-of-the-sky chose not to do that, but that they would both show the hospitable Oleekataliks where the Tuunbaqs had taken their tongues, and that her kabloona sixam ieua husband would give them the rare treat of seeing his scars … scars inflicted in a terrible battle with evil spirits years ago.

    The Terror

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