"they called us avanersuarmiut, people from the North"

Avanersuarmiut is one of the names given to the inhabitants of the Thule District (now Avanersuup Kommunia). The most common name they call themselves though is Inughuit. They live in the high Arctic, on the west coast of North Greenland, in the area of Qaanaaq. They are a Greenlandic minority, comprising only around 1% of the country's population. They also speak a different language, Inuktun.

In this context, the word Avanersuarmiut has a pejorative meaning, used by Danes and Greenlanders from the social majority as a patronizing term.