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Kuujjuaq is the largest northern village (Inuit community) in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada with a population of 2,375 as of the Canada 2011 Census. It is the administrative capital of the Kativik Regional Government and lies on the western shore of the Koksoak River.
Kuujjuaq used to be known as Fort Chimo. Chimo is a mispronunciation of the Inuit phrase saimuuq, "Let's shake hands!" Early fur traders were often welcomed with this phrase which they adopted as the name of the trading post. It was also adopted by Canadian Combat Engineers. A fictional account of this naming is found in the novel Ungava by Robert Michael Ballantyne.