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Inuvialuktun, often known as Western Inuktut, is spoken primarily in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut by the Canadian Inuit called Inuvialuit. It comprises of several dialects spoken across a wide range of territories in Northern Canada, including the Mackenzie River delta, Banks Island, part of Victoria Island and the Arctic Ocean coast of the Northwest Territories.

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Inuvialuktun Dialects

The dialects Inuvialuktun are considered seriously endangered with recent reports citing as few as 765 speakers in a population of nearly 4,000. Listed below are the dialects of Inuvialuktun and the region they are spoken in.

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Communities where Inuinnaqtun is commonly spoken:

  • Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay)
  • Qurluqtuq (Kugluktuk)
  • Ulukhaqtuq (Ulukhaktok)

Communities where Iglulingmiut is commonly spoken:

  • Iglulik (Igloolik)
  • Qausuittuq (Resolute)
  • Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay)
  • Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
  • Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
  • Sanirajaq (Hall Beach)
  • Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River)

Communities where Kivallirmiutut is commonly spoken:

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

Communities where Natsilingmiutut is commonly spoken:

  • Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)
  • Taloyoak (Spence Bay)

Communities where Aivilingmiutut is commonly spoken:

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

Communities where Siglitun is commonly spoken:

  • Paulatuk
  • Ikahuak (Sachs Harbour)
  • Tuktoyaktuk (Port Brabant)

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