Definition of Yupik in English:

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Yupik

Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞opik/

noun (plural same or Yupiks)

1A member of an Eskimo people of Siberia, the Aleutian Islands, and southwestern Alaska.
Example sentences
  • The treeless island's residents are Yupik Eskimos with cousins in the nearby Chukotka region in Russia.
2Any of the Eskimo languages of the Yupik.
Example sentences
  • Speakers of Yupik inhabit a region consisting of southwestern Alaska and Siberia.

adjective

Relating to the Yupik or their languages.
Example sentences
  • There's not much interest in learning the Yupik language.

Usage

See Inuit (usage).

Origin

From Alaskan Yupik Yup'ik 'real person'.

Words that rhyme with Yupik

Inupik

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Yu·pik

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