Yupik, Pacific Gulf

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Alutiiq, Chugach Eskimo, Koniag-Chugach, Pacific Yupik, South Alaska Eskimo, Sugcestun, Sugpiak Eskimo, Sugpiaq Eskimo, Suk
Population

200 (Dorais 2010). Ethnic population: 3,500 (Dorais 2010).

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

Immersion camp at Nuuciq every summer and efforts are underway to develop immersion schools (2014 N. Novik). Mainly older adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

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