Indigenous American language
Native American ancestry
Qayat is an alternate form of Qayaq, the name of a traditional sealskin hunting boat in several Arctic Native tribes.
"Qayat" is actually the plural form of "Qayaq" in the Eskimoan languages, although many people today use "Qayaqs" instead.
Here are links to our webpages about the Arctic tribes and languages:
Eskimo Aleut language family
Alaska Native American
Here are links to more Internet resources about qayat:
Kayaks or Qayat
Qayaks and Canoes
And here are a few good books about qayat:
Qayaq: Kayaks of Alaska & Siberia
Qayaqs and Canoes: Native Ways of Knowing
Building the Greenland Kayak
The Aleutian Kayak: Origins, Construction, and Use of the Traditional Seagoing Baidarka
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