- Inupiaq iñupiaq, original person : iñuk, person + -pia-, real + -q, sing. suff. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Inupiaq are an Eskimo group that still relies on a traditional, subsistence lifestyle”
“By contrast, a Portuguese-speaking whaler in search of provisions among Inupiaq Eskimos on the northern coast of what is now Alaska was more likely, one hundred twenty years ago, to use a hodgepodge lingua franca employing Inupiaq and some Portuguese words, but also English and even Hawaiian—tongues of those who had previous contact with speakers of Inupiaq.”
“A Juneau resident since 1999, Jans also lived for many years in Ambler, the arctic Inupiaq village, where he taught the village schoolchildren.”
“Ticket, a 50-year-old Inupiaq who served with the National Guard in Iraq and has raised nine kids, said the family is used to carting water and waste.”
“Never, despite coming close several times, has an Inupiaq from Western Alaska won the race, either.”
“There have been other Alaska Native champs but never an Inupiaq.”
“Ms. Blomberg's consultations with tribal experts included posing this question to Susi Silook, a Yup'ik/Inupiaq sculptor from Alaska: "Why would someone go to all the trouble to decorate a utilitarian tool like a harpoon head?”
“The beguiling answer found its way onto a label for Denver's finely engraved ancient Inupiaq and Yup'ik ivory hunting tools: "Highly skilled artists created these elegant tools to please the spirits of the animals being hunted.”
“Shannon Gramse writes that Ice Floe, the international magazine which publishes poetry from northern latitudes - not only in English but also, with facing English translations, in numerous other languages including Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Inupiaq and many more - is about to relaunch under the auspices of the University of Alaska Press.”
“The site was settled by Kenny's ancestors over 100 years ago as Olgoonik, an Inupiaq name for "where the land slopes to the sea.”
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