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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.

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 Alutiiq culture
 Inuit culture
 Yupik culture
 Eskimo Aleut language family
 Alaska Native American
 Arctic Natives

Here are links to more Internet resources about qayat:
 Kayaks or Qayat
 Qayaks and Canoes
 Wikipedia: Qayat
 Native kayaks

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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