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Inupiatun, North Alaskan

A language of United States

ISO 639-3esi

Population  Name used in US Census is Inupiak. May include Northwest Alaska Inupiatun [esk]. Ethnic population: 6,420 (2000 census).
Region  Alaska, Norton Sound and Point Hope. Also in Canada.
Language map  United States of America, Alaska and Hawaii
Alternate names   “Eskimo” , Inupiat, North Alaskan Inuktitut, North Alaskan Inupiat
Dialects  North Slope Inupiatun (Point Barrow Inupiatun), West Arctic Inupiatun, Point Hope Inupiatun, Anaktuvik Pass Inupiatun.
Classification  Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo, Inuit
A member of macrolanguage Inupiaq [ipk] (United States).
Language use  Mainly older adults.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1969.
Writing system  Latin script.

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Language name   Inuktitut, North Alaskan
Population  All Inuktitut varieties 32,775.
Region  Mackenzie delta region including Aklavik and Inuvik, into Alaska, USA.
Language map  Canada, reference number 1
Alternate names  “Eskimo” , Inupiaq, Inupiat, North Alaskan Inupiat
Dialects  West Arctic Inupiatun (Western Iñupiaq, Mackenzie Inupiatun, Mackenzie Delta Inupiatun), North Slope Inupiatun.
Language use  Most older than 30 years. Also use English.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.