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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Yupik Words

Welcome to our Yup'ik vocabulary page! Yup'ik is an Eskimo-Aleut language, related to other languages like Inuktitut and Aleut. We have included twenty basic Aleut words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related American Indian 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.

If you need to know a Yupik word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian translation fundraiser or visit our main Yupik language site for more free resources.

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Yupik Word Set

English (Français) Yupik words
One (Un) Atauciq
Two (Deux) Malluk
Three (Trois) Pingayun
Four (Quatre) Staamat
Five (Cinq) Talliman
Man (Homme) Angun
Woman (Femme) Arnaq
Sun (Soleil) Macaq
Moon (Lune) Iraluq
Water (Eau) Emeq

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

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