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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Inuktitut Words (Eskimo, Inuit)

Welcome to our Inuktitut vocabulary page! Inuktitut, also known as Inuit or Eskimo, is a Eskimo-Aleut language, related to other languages like Yup'ik and Aleut. We have included twenty basic Inuktitut words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

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Inuktitut Word Set

English (Français) Inuktitut words
One (Un) Atausiq
Two (Deux) Malruk
Three (Trois) Pingasut
Four (Quatre) Sisamat
Five (Cinq) Tallimat
Man (Homme) Angun
Woman (Femme) Arnaq
Sun (Soleil) Siqiniq
Moon (Lune) Taqqiq
Water (Eau) Imiq

Click here to see Inuktitut vocabulary words compared to words in related Eskimo-Aleut languages: Eskimo-Aleut Words

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