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Davis Strait
Narrow passageway connecting two bodies of water, Baffin Bay and the northern Atlantic Ocean. Davis Strait, between southeastern Baffin Island and southwestern Greenland, is 640 km. long and 290 km. wide at the narrowest point. Davis Strait is named for the British explorer John Davis.

Indian garment worn by men, made of a white or cream-colored rectangular piece of cloth, wrapped in various styles around the waist and legs.

Disko Bay
(Disco Bay or Qeqertarsuup) Body of water into which drains the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Ilulissat Icefjord is located within the Arctic Circle on the west coast of Greenland in the bay of Disko Bugt (bight), in the municipality of Ilulissat. The Ilulissat Icefjord is a tidewater ice-stream that drains into the Disko Bugt, which is partially blocked by the large island of Disko. The Icefjord is the sea mouth of the Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the ice of the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea.

Dugout canoe
Boat, pointed at both ends, made from hollowed-out logs by chipping and burning. Large straight trees, cut into logs as long as 30 meters, with the bark removed, are burned in several stages, followed by scraping with tools. Boards are placed in the hollowed-out interior to stretch the canoe into its final shape that is shallow and easy to maneuver. In the Amazon, dugout canoes provide transportation for the majority of the population.

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