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Yupik, Central

A language of United States

ISO 639-3esu

Population  16,900 (2000 census). US Census (2000) counts those who use the language in the home. Ethnic population: 21,000 (1995 M. Krauss).
Region  Alaska, Nunivak Island, coast from Bristol Bay to Unalakleet on Norton Sound and inland along Nushagak, Kuskokwim, and Yukon rivers.
Language map  United States of America, Alaska and Hawaii
Alternate names   Central Alaskan Yupik
Dialects  Kuskokwim Yupik (Bethel Yupik). 3 quite distinct dialects.
Classification  Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo, Yupik, Alaskan
Language use  All ages. Also use English.
Language development  Grammar. NT: 1956.
Writing system  Latin script.