Yupik, Central

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Central Alaskan Yupik
Population

10,000 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 21,000 (1995 M. Krauss).

Location

Alaska, Delta area, Nunivak Island, Unalakleet to Bristol Bay coast to Unalakleet on Norton Sound; inland along Nushagak, Kuskokwim, and Yukon rivers. Cup’ik used in Chevak, Alaska.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Cup’ik, Kuskokwim Yupik (Bethel Yupik). 3 quite distinct dialects.

Language Use

Still acquired by children in 17 of 68 villages. All ages. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1956.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].