Yupik, Pacific Gulf

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Alternate Names
Alutiiq, “Chugach Eskimo” (pej.), Koniag-Chugach, Pacific Yupik, “South Alaska Eskimo” (pej.), Sugcestun, “Sugpiak Eskimo” (pej.), “Sugpiaq Eskimo” (pej.), Suk
Population

300 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 2,900 (Golla 2007).

Location

Alaska; Prince William Sound area, Tatitlek, Chenega Bay, Cordova, a few in Valdez; Kenai peninsula southwest coast, Cook Inlet entrance, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Chugach, Koniag.

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl], no longer in use. Latin script [Latn].