10,000 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 21,000 (1995 M. Krauss).
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.
Cup’ik, Kuskokwim Yupik (Bethel Yupik). 3 quite distinct dialects.
Still acquired by children in 17 of 68 villages. All ages. Also use English [eng].