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Paaliaq (paw'-lee-aak, IPA /ˈpɒliɑk/) is a prograde irregular satellite of Saturn. It was discovered by Brett J. Gladman, et al. in 2000, and given the temporary designation S/2000 S 2. It is also designated as Saturn XX. It is named after a giant in Inuit mythology.

Paaliaq is about 19 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 14,924 Mm in 680.667 days, at an inclination of 46° to the ecliptic (74° to Saturn's equator), and with an eccentricity of 0.433. It is a member of the Inuit group of irregular satellites.

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