One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an Eskimo people of Siberia, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska.
- ‘The treeless island's residents are Yupik Eskimos with cousins in the nearby Chukotka region in Russia.’
2mass noun Any of the languages of the Yupik, a division of the Eskimo-Aleut family, with around 3,000 speakers.
- ‘Speakers of Yupik inhabit a region consisting of southwestern Alaska and Siberia.’
Relating to the Yupik or their languages.
- ‘There's not much interest in learning the Yupik language.’
From Alaskan Yupik Yup'ik ‘real person’.
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