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Inupiatun, Northwest Alaska

A language of United States

ISO 639-3esk

Population  2,420 (2000 census), decreasing. All Inuit languages: 75,000 out of 91,000 in the ethnic group (1995 M. Krauss). US Census lists this as “Eskimo”.
Region  Alaska, Kobuk River, Noatak River, Seward Peninsula, and Bering Strait.
Language map  United States of America, Alaska and Hawaii
Alternate names   “Eskimo” , Inupiatun, Northwest Alaska Inupiat
Dialects  Northern Malimiut Inupiatun, Southern Malimiut Inupiatun, Kobuk River Inupiatun, Coastal Inupiatun, Kotzebue Sound Inupiatun, Seward Peninsula Inupiatun, King Island Inupiatun (Bering Strait Inupiatun).
Classification  Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo, Inuit
A member of macrolanguage Inupiaq [ipk] (United States).
Language use  Mainly older adults. Also use English.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. NT: 1997.
Writing system  Latin script.