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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a group of Eskimoan peoples inhabiting the southwest coastal areas of Alaska and extreme northeastern Siberia, particularly the central part of this range.
  • noun The family of languages spoken by the Yupik.
  • noun Any of the languages spoken by the Yupik.

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  • proper noun A subbranch of the Eskimo-Aleut family of languages. This is the only language family known to straddle both North America and Asia. It is centered squarely in Alaska and is thought to have migrated across to Siberia a few hundred years ago.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Yupik Yup'ik, real person : yuk, human being + -pik, real.]

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