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A traditional form of kayak based on that of the Inuit peoples of Greenland?. There are regional variations between East Greenland and West Greenland kayaks, but both are characterized by small cockpits, hard chines, and raised ends. These kayaks are a specific example of Skin on Frame kayaks.

"Qajaq" is how the Greenlanders spell the term for a Greenlandic skin-on-frame kayak. A SOF built outside of Greenland that was identical to a Greenland kayak in form, construction and appearance would likely be called a "qajaq".

This is one of Harvey Golden's replica West Greenland kayaks.

It is made up of a cloth skin covering a wood frame work.

This is the frame of a Harvey Golden East Greenland kayak

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