Amadjuak

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Amadjuak
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Amadjuak
Coordinates: 64°01′N072°39′W / 64.017°N 72.650°W / 64.017; -72.650 [1] Coordinates: 64°01′N072°39′W / 64.017°N 72.650°W / 64.017; -72.650 [2]
CountryCanada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Island Baffin Island

Amadjuak (uh-MA-joo-ak) [3] is a former [4] Inuit settlement on southern Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Amadjuak Bay is 4 km (2.5 mi) south, on Hudson Strait. [5]

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History

The Hudson's Bay Company opened a trading post, #B380, at Amadjuak in 1921 and it remained in operation through 1933. [6] [7]

Notable residents

The artist, Ningeeuga Oshuitoq, was born at Amadjuak Camp in 1918. [4]

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References

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  2. "Amadjuak". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
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  4. 1 2 "NINGEEUGA OSHUITOQ". inuitarteskimoart.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  5. "Geographic features & Photographs around Amadjuak, in Nunavut, Canada". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
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