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are there igloos in alaska

Igloo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Igloo **

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Community of igloos (Illustration from Charles Francis Hall's /Arctic
Researches and Life Among the Esquimaux/, 1865)
Building an igloo in Cape Dorset

An *igloo* (Inuit language: /iglu/,^[1]ᐃᒡᓗ [iɣ.'lu]
(plural: /igluit/ ᐃᒡᓗᐃᑦ [iɣ.lu.'it]) or
*snowhouse* is a type of shelter built of snow, originally built by the

Although igloos are usually associated with all Inuit, they were
predominantly constructed by people of Canada's Central Arctic and
Greenland's Thule area. Other Inuit people tended to use snow to insulate
their houses, which were constructed from whalebone and hides. Snow is used
because the air pockets trapped in it make it an insulator. On the outside,
temperatures may be as low as −45 °C (−49 Â°F), but on the
inside the temperature may range from −7 °C (19 Â°F) to 16 °C
(61 Â°F) when warmed by body heat alone.^[2]


· 1 Nomenclature
· 2 Types
· 3 Construction
· 4 /Nanook of the North/
· 5 See also
· 6 References

· 6.1 Notes
· 6.2 Sources

· 7 External links


The Inuit word /iglu/ (plural /igluit/) can be used for a house or home
built of any material,^[1] and is not restricted exclusively to snowhouses
(called specifically /igluvijaq/, plural /igluvijait/), but includes
traditional tents, sod houses, homes constructed of driftwood and modern
buildings.^[3]^[4] Several dialects throughout the Canadian Arctic
(Siglitun, Inuinnaqtun, Natsilingmiutut, Kivalliq, North Baffin) use iglu
for all buildings, including snowhouses, and it is the term used by the
Government of Nunavut.^[5]^[6]^[1] An exception to this is the dialect used
in the Igloolik region. Iglu is used for other buildings, while
/igluvijaq/,^[7] (plural /igluvijait/


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