Definition of Yupik in English:

Yupik

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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːpɪk
 
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noun (plural same or Yupiks)

  • 1A member of an Eskimo people of Siberia, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska.
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    • The treeless island's residents are Yupik Eskimos with cousins in the nearby Chukotka region in Russia.
  • 2 [mass noun] Any of the languages of the Yupik, a division of the Eskimo-Aleut family, with around 3,000 speakers.
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    • Speakers of Yupik inhabit a region consisting of southwestern Alaska and Siberia.

adjective

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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.

Origin

from Alaskan Yupik Yup'ik 'real person'.

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