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  • Relating to the family of languages comprising Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut.
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    • The Eskimo-Aleut family consists of nine languages, spoken by about 85000 people.
    • The Eskimo-Aleut languages are unrelated to any American Indian language groups.


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  • The Eskimo-Aleut family of languages: [as modifier]: the Eskimo-Aleut languages
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    • The ‘keepers of the language ‘should be the language family - Algonquian, Athapaskan, Eskimo-Aleut, Haida, Iroquoian, Siouan, Tlingit, Wakashan.’

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