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bidarka

[bahy-dahr-kuh] /baɪˈdɑr kə/
noun
1.
a sealskin boat used by Aleuts and southern Alaskan Eskimos.
Also, bidara
[bahy-dahr-uh] /baɪˈdɑr ə/ (Show IPA),
bidarkee
[bahy-dahr-kee] /baɪˈdɑr ki/ (Show IPA),
baidarka.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Russian baĭdárka, equivalent to baĭdár(a) kind of river craft (apparently akin to baĭdák river craft, barge, Old Russian baidakŭ, bodakŭ, of obscure origin) + -ka diminutive suffix
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bidarka

/baɪˈdɑːkə/
noun
1.
a canoe covered in animal skins, esp sealskin, used by the Inuit of Alaska
Word Origin
C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak
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