ETHNONYMS: Arctic Highlanders, Avanersuarmiut, Cape York Inuit, Itanere, Kap Yorkere, Polar Eskimo, Polareskimoer, Polargroenlaendere, Smith Sound Inuit, Thuleeskimoer, Thulegroenlaendere, Whale Sound Inuit


The Inughuit have the traditional bilateral Inuit kinship system and terminology. There are no clans or exogamous groups. Traditionally, cousin marriage was not allowed, although cousin marriages have occurred since the 1940s with the doubling of the population.


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