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The Inupiaq language (also known as Inupiat, Inupiak, Inupik, or Alaskan Inuit) is spoken by the Inupiat people of northern and northwestern Alaska in the United States. It is also spoken in some regions of the Northwest Territories in northern Canada. Inupiaq is part of the Inuit-Yupik-Unangan language family and, therefore, has close relations to the Inuit languages of Canada (Inuktut) and Greenland. Inupiaq is an official language of the State of Alaska and boasts an estimated 2,000 speakers.

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Sweward Peninsula Inupiatun

The Seward Peninsula Inupiatun dialect collects two dialects, which are then further broken down into more subdialects of Inupiaq. The Bering Strait dialect is spoken on King Island and the Diomede islands, as well as the villages north of Nome. The Qawiaraq dialect is spoken in Teller, Qawiaraq, as well as villages south of Nome.

  • Bering Strait dialect
    • Diomede subdialect – spoken among the tribal nation of Iŋalikmiut
    • Wales subdialect – spoken among the tribal nations of Kiŋikmiut and Tapqaġmiut
    • King Island subdialect – spoken among the tribal nation of Ugiuvaŋmiut
  • Qawiaraq dialect
    • Teller subdialect – spoken among the tribal nations of Siñiġaġmiut and Qawiaraġmiut
    • Fish River subdialect – spoken among the tribal nation of Iġałuiŋmiut

Northern Alaskan Iñupiatun

The Northern Alaskan Iñupiatun dialect also collects two dialects which each break down into further subdialects. The Malimiutun and North Slope dialects are used in the Northwest Arctic and North Slope regins, from Deering to Inuvik and Aklavik in the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories.

  • Malimiutun dialect
    • Kobuk subdialect – spoken among the tribal nations of Kuuŋmiut, Kiitaaŋmiut, Siilim Kaŋianiġmiut, Nuurviŋmiut, Kuuvaum Kaŋiaġmiut, Akuniġmiut, Nuataaġmiut, Napaaqtuġmiut, and Kivalliñiġmiut
    • Coastal subdialect – spoken among the tribal nations of Pittaġmiut, Kaŋiġmiut, and Qikiqtaġruŋmiut
  • North Slope dialect
    • Common North Slope subdialect – spoken among the tribal nations of Utuqqaġmiut, Siliñaġmiut, Kakligmiut, Kuulugruaġmiut, Ikpikpagmiut, and Kuukpigmiut
    • Point Hope subdialect – spoken among the tribal nation of Tikiġaġmiut
    • Anaktuvuk Pass subdialect – spoken among the tribal nation of Nunamiut
    • Uummarmiutun subdialect – spoken among the tribal nation of Uummarmiut

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