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Yupik (Cup'ik, Yup'ik Eskimo)
Yupik is an Eskimo-Aleut language
spoken by 17,000 people in Western Alaska and islands off the coast of Siberia. There are several different
varieties of Yupik forming what is known as a dialect chain -- each Yupik language may be understandable
to speakers of a neighboring one, but not to Yupik people living farther away.
Alutiiq or Sugpiaq, spoken
in Southern Alaska and Kodiak Island, is particularly distinct and is considered a separate language by many
Yupik language samples and resources.
Yupik Culture and History
Information and links about the Yupik tribe past and present.
Yupik Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Yupik Indian people.
Introduction to Yupik mythology.
Our Online Yupik Materials
List of vocabulary words in the Yupik language.
Yupik Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Yupik language.
Yupik Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Alaskool: Yupik Language:
Pronunciation guide, Cupik texts, and a bilingual storybook.
Comparative Yupik and Inuit:
Essay describing the Inuit and Yupik languages, with a linguistic map.
Alaskan Orthodox Texts:
Orthodox Christian prayers and religious passages in
Tlingit, Aleut, Alutiiq, and Central Yupik.
Comparison of Yupik orthographies using Cyrillic and Latin script.
Overview of Yup'ik including phonology and geographic distribution.
Native America Calling: Yupik Siberian Yupik:
Audio files of spoken Yupik words and phrases.
Yupik Prayers Lord's Prayer in Kuskokwim Yupik Lord's Prayer in Kuigpaq Yupik:
Translations of Christian prayers into the Yup'ik languages.
Yupik Bible Verses: Language Museum: Yupik:
Translation of Biblical passages into the Yupik language.
Alaska Native Languages: Central Yup'ik Alaska Native Languages: Siberian Yup'ik:
Profiles of the Yupik languages.
Inupiaq Place Names:
Placenames in Inupiaq and Yupik, with a language map.
House of Languages: Alaskan Yupik Pacific Yupik Siberian Yupik:
Information about Yupik language usage.
Central Yupik Bering Strait Yupik Naukan Yupik Sirenik Yupik:
Demographic information about the Yupik languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Central Alaskan Yup'ik Language Tree Pacific Yupik Language Tree Siberian Yupik Language Tree East Cape Yupik Language Tree Sirenik Language Tree:
Theories about Yupik's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Central Yup'ik Language Structures Chevak Yup'ik Language Structures:
St. Lawrence Island Yupik Language Structures Norton Sound Yup'ik Structures Siberian Yupik Language Structures Sirenik Language Structures Naukan Yupik Language Structures:
Yup'ik linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
Yupik Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary
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Yupik/Inuit/Aleut dictionary for sale.
A dictionary of St. Lawrence Island/Siberian Yupik
Yupik dictionary for sale online.
Practical Grammar of the Siberian Yupik Eskimo Language
Yupik linguistics book for sale.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Yupik language.
Information on the Yupik language in Spanish.
Yupik Indian books.
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