"in the language which is no longer mine, the snow is qaniq"

Snow Crystal
Creative Commons AttributionSnow Crystal - Credit: Geir Yngve Tro
The Eskimo people have an extremely rich vocabulary regarding snow and ice (not surprisingly!). To see a list of snow-related expression in Inuktitut language (spoken by Canadian Inuit) see here. You can also find there a satirical list entitled The Eskimos' Hundred Words for Snow.