Inupiatun, North Alaskan

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
“Eskimo” (pej.), Inupiak, Inupiat, North Alaskan Inuktitut, North Alaskan Inupiat
Population

All Inupiatun: 3,000 (includes [esk]) (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 6,420 (2000 census). May include Northwest Alaska Inupiatun [esk]. All Inupiatun: 13,500 (includes [esk]) (Golla 2007).

Location

Alaska, Norton Sound and Point Hope.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Anaktuvik Pass Inupiatun, North Slope Inupiatun (Point Barrow Inupiatun), Point Hope Inupiatun, West Arctic Inupiatun. A member of macrolanguage Inupiaq [ipk].

Language Use

Most speakers 40 and older.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1969–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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