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n. An all-purpose knife traditionally used by Yup'ik, Inuit, and Aleut women.


An ulu ( Inuktitut syllabics: ᐅᓗ, plural: uluit, English: "woman's knife") is an all-purpose knife traditionally used by Inuit, Yup'ik and Aleut women. It is utilized in applications as diverse as skinning and cleaning animals, cutting a child's hair, cutting food and, if necessary, trimming blocks of snow and ice used to build an igloo.

Ulu (disambiguation)

An ulu is an Inuit cutting knife.

Ulu may also refer to:

  • University of London Union, the students' union for the University of London
  • Ulu, Samoan and Hawaiian local name for breadfruit
  • ulu, ISO 639-3 code for the Uma’ Lasan language, a language of Borneo
Ulu (Island)

Ulu Island is the second largest island in the Duke of York island group. It is situated between Duke of York Island and Kabakon and Kerawara islands.

The island is on Papua New Guinea Time (PGT). This works out as UTC/GMT +10:00 hours. They do not observe Daylight saving time.

The word Ulu means breadfruit.

Usage examples of "ulu".

It was a long journey by horseback across the Taiga region of Ulus to the forks of Sube off the Chagan Sea, and then an even longer trek southward into the mountains themselves.

He summoned them from Ulus with a mighty cry from his crest that shook the mountainsides and trembled like wind in the air.

Oirat were the last descendants of a once-fierce alliance of tribes that had rallied behind Dobun, the legendary, ancient prince of the last empire of Ulus, a man who according to legends had lost his rightful throne to his half-brother, Duua.

His followers, called the Khahl waged war with the Oirat, chasing them throughout the steppelands and mountain foothills of the Nuqut region of Ulus, fighting with them, killing and enslaving them.

The Torachans helped bolster the faltering economy in the northern half of Ulus, the Taiga region, while also bringing massive squadrons of armored soldiers into the realm to help suppress and defeat the Oirat.

Tengri themselves, and like all beautiful things within the Taiga region of Ulus, as a child, Yisun had been brought to live within the palace at the royal city of Kharhorin.

Targutai was just an infant when he was named Kagan of Ulus, and until he grew into his position, until he was able to command the throne, Yisun held it in his stead, and she had found need in the meanwhile for allies.

The Torachans sent a great number of soldiers and troops into Ulus in efforts to stake claims in Engjold, which meant the empire also funneled great quantities of money into Ulus as well.

On the day he was born, deep within the southern Nuqut region of Ulus, a son had been born to the Oirat as well .

Oirat had found the fabled falcon in Capua, and were returning to Ulus with it.

It was his responsibility to implement and enforce Torachan law within Ulus, and to monitor the activities of Torachan legions as they waged war against the Enghan to the north.

Queen Mother of Ulus seemed to serve no other purpose in life except to make herself a nuisance to him.

This geographical distinction gave Ulus an advantage of sorts in the empire, and the Senate and Imperial Pater Patriae were more than willing to concede a bit in their policies, if only to keep the Khahl placated and pleased in their partnership.

It would not serve his dead, or his king, to make war against an ulus that has done him no harm.

I was saying before your manners forsook you altogether, it takes time, even for one of my persuasive skills, to bring the entire might of the Southern ulus into position.