From Inuktitut (Western Canadian Inuktitut) ᒪᖅᑕᖅ (maqtaq) and Inupiak maktak (“whaleskin with attached blubber”).
muktuk (usually uncountable, plural muktuks)
- The skin and blubber of a whale, traditionally used as food by the Inuit.
- 2003, Stan Jones, White Sky, Black Ice:
- "Nathan, my baby!" Martha said. "Come get your muktuk! This my Cousin Clara, Clara Stone."
- 2006, Nancy Gates, The Alaska Almanac: Facts about Alaska, page 130:
- The two species of whale from which muktuk is most often sliced are the bowhead and the beluga, or white whale.