NirjutiitThings That Are Used For Eating

Although not the largest group in Inuit taxonomy, the nirjutiit is certainly the most important one. It includes all the major prey on which the Inuit depend for food, clothing, shelter, and tools. There are some species – such as various types of birds – that are occasionally eaten by the Inuit, but are not generally considered to be nirjutiit. These species only constitute a minor part of the Inuit diet, as opposed to staples of survival, such as seals or caribou.