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The spelling of Beothuk

Q: Why do you spell the word "Beothuk" different ways on your website?

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A: Since Beothuk was traditionally not a written language, the spelling of Beothuk words in the English alphabet is not consistent. Both "Beothuk" and "Beothuck" are commonly used in the literature, and the tribe no longer exists today, so there is no officially preferred spelling.

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