to mean "eaters of raw meat" in Algonquian languages common to people along the Atlantic coast. 2 5 6 This has resulted in a trend whereby some Canadians and Americans believe that they should not use the word "Eskimo" and use the Canadian word "Inuit" instead, even for Yupik speakers. In the latter two dialects, both the language and the people are called Cup'ik. Trade, by ship, with the Esquimaux was one of Hearne's first assignments. While Inuit can be accurately applied to all of the Eskimo peoples in Canada and Greenland, that is not true in Alaska and Siberia. The Inuit inhabit the Arctic and northern Bering Sea coasts of Alaska in the United States, and Arctic coasts of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, and Labrador in Canada, and Greenland (associated with Denmark). Census 2000 Special Reports February 2006 University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections Frank. 32 Sirenik Eskimos edit Main article: Sirenik Eskimos Some speakers of Siberian Yupik languages used to speak an Eskimo variant in the past, before they underwent a language shift. History Native Americans for Kids, the Inuit people live in the far northern areas.
The word "Eskimo" derives from phrases that. 42 The above peculiarities of this (already extinct ) Eskimo language amounted to mutual unintelligibility even with its nearest language relatives: 43 in the past, Sirenik Eskimos had to use the unrelated Chukchi language as a lingua franca for communicating with Siberian Yupik. It would sometimes take a number of men a long time to catch and kill a whale, but it was well worth.
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They used harpoons to hunt seals, walruses, and the bowhead whale. Sedna, Mistress of the Underworld : Legend about the early life of the Inuit goddess Sedna. Archived from the original. They appear to have developed in Alaska from people related to the Arctic small tool tradition in eastern Asia, whose ancestors had probably migrated to Alaska at least 3,000 to 5,000 years earlier. New York: Oxford University Press Mailhot,. Listen to a recorded reading of this page: Your browser does not support the audio element. Alutiiq dancer during the biennial "Celebration" cultural event Main article: Yupik The Yupik are indigenous or aboriginal peoples who live along the coast of western Alaska, especially on the Yukon - Kuskokwim delta and along the Kuskokwim River ( Central Alaskan Yup'ik in southern Alaska. A b "Inuktitut, Greenlandic." Ethnologue. Their homeland the Inuvialuit Settlement Region covers the Arctic Ocean coastline area from the Alaskan border east to Amundsen Gulf and includes the western Canadian Arctic Islands. Lawrence Island is nearly identical. A b Robert Peroni and Birgit Veith. Differences of vocabulary between Inuit and any one of the Yupik languages are greater than between any two Yupik languages.