Yupik, Pacific Gulf

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Aleut, 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). Recognized language (2014, Official Languages of Alaska Law as amended, Alaska Statute 44.12.310).

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].

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