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Inuktitut Language

Inuktitut is the name for a group of Inuit languages which are spoken across much of the northern parts of Canada including Newfoundland, Quebec and northeastern Manitoba. Inuktitut is recognized as an official language in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. wintranslation is proud to offer Inuktitut into English and English into Inuktitut translation services.

Inuktitut Dialects

Although there are no official designations or boundaries, there are many different recognized dialects of Inuktitut based upon certain geographical areas. In most cases an Inuit person from one area could understand the Inuktitut language spoken by someone from another area, however there are differences in terminology which should be taken into consideration when translating from English into Inuktitut.

map of inuktitut communities by dialect

Communities where Inuinnaqtun is commonly spoken:

  • Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay)
  • Qurluqtuq (Kugluktuk)
  • Ulukhaqtuq (Ulukhaktok)
  • Umingmaktok
  • Bathurst Inlet
  • Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay)

Communities where Nattiliŋmiut is commonly spoken:

  • Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay)
  • Uqšuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)
  • Talurjuaq (Taloyoak)

Communities where Kivallirmiut is commonly spoken:

  • Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)
  • Kangiqłiniq (Rankin Inlet)

Communities where Paallirmiut is commonly spoken:

  • Arviat
  • Tikirarjuaq (Whale Cove)

Communities where Aivilingmiut is commonly spoken:

  • Kangiqłiniq (Rankin Inlet)
  • Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet)
  • Salliq (Coral Harbour)
  • Naujaat (Repulse Bay)

Communities where Baffin is commonly spoken:

  • North Baffin
    • Iglulik (Igloolik)
    • Qausuittuq (Resolute)
    • Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay)
    • Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
    • Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
    • Sanirajaq (Hall Beach)
    • Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River)
  • Central Baffin
    • Qikiqtarjuaq
    • Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung)
  • South Baffin
    • Iqaluit
    • Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
    • Kimmirut

Communities where Sanikiluarmiut is commonly spoken:

  • Sanikiluaq

Communities where Nunavik is commonly spoken:

  • Kuujjuaq
  • Kuujjuarapik
  • Umiujaq
  • Inukjuak
  • Puvirnituq
  • Akulivik
  • Ivujivik
  • Aupaluk
  • Kangiqsualujjuaq
  • Kangiqsujuaq
  • Kangirsuk
  • Quaqtaq
  • Salluit
  • Tasiujaq
  • Whapmagoostui

Communities where Nunatsiavut is commonly spoken:

  • Hopedale
  • Postville
  • Makkovik
  • Rigolet

Communities where Siglitun is commonly spoken:

  • Paulatuk
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Tuktoyaktuk
  • Aklavik

Summary of Qualifications for wintranslation's Inuktitut Translators

Leena

  • Holds a degree in Education from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec
  • Developed and implemented many Inuktitut language training programs for over 10 years
  • Created Inuktitut learning curriculum for all ages – from preschool to adult

Monica

  • Earned a Master’s Degree in Education with St. Francis Xavier University and the Nunavut Arctic College
  • Over 10 years of experience as an Inuktitut language and culture instructor
  • Involved in various educational roles for over 25 years
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