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Of Inuit, Native American origin.

A variant of the Inuk name Nanook.

The Inuit are indigenous people who inhabit the Northern regions of Alaska and Canada.

Nanuk means “polar bear” in the Inuktitut language.

Nanuk played a role in the Inuit religion, and the Inuit hunters worshiped the Nanuk.

Other forms of the name are Nanook, Nanuq.