Inupiatun, North Alaskan


A language of United States

Alternate Names
Eskimo, Inupiak, Inupiat, North Alaskan Inuktitut, North Alaskan Inupiaq, North Alaskan Iñupiaq, North Alaskan Inupiat

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).


Alaska, Norton Sound and Point Hope.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).


Anaktuvik Inupiaq, Kobuk Inupiaq, Kotzebue Inupiaq, Malimiutun Inupiaq, North Slope Inupiaq, Point Barrow Inupiaq, Uummarmiutun. A member of macrolanguage Inupiaq [ipk].

Language Use

Immersion schools. Most speakers 40 and older.

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

Latin script [Latn].

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