Definition of Yupik in English:


Syllabification: Yu·pik
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞opik

noun (plural same or Yupiks)

1A member of an Eskimo people of Siberia, the Aleutian Islands, and southwestern Alaska.
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  • 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.
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  • Speakers of Yupik inhabit a region consisting of southwestern Alaska and Siberia.


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


from Alaskan Yupik Yup'ik 'real person'.

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