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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.
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.
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:
- Ikahuak (Sachs Harbour)
- Tuktoyaktuk (Port Brabant)
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