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Useful Iñupiaq phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Iñupiaq, an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in parts of Alaska.

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English Iñupiaq
Welcome Qaimarutin
Paġlagikpiñ (to one person)
Paġlagivsik (to two people)
Paġlagivsi (to three or more people)
Hello (General greeting) Haluu
Hai
Haluuġikpiñ (to one person)
Haluuġivsik (to two people)
Haluuġivsi (to three or more people)
How are you? Qanuq itpich?
Qanuġitpich?
Qanuġitpiñ?
Reply to 'How are you?' Nakuuyunga
Nakuuruŋa, taikkuu
Nakuuruŋa, quyanaq
Long time no see Takunasaarnakuni
Qaŋa tai!
What's your name? Kinauvin?
Kiña atqiñ?
My name is ... Atira ...
Atiġa ...
Where are you from? Nakinngaaqpin
Suminngaaqpin?
Sumiuguviñ?
I'm from ... ...nngaaqpunga ...miuguruŋa
Pleased to meet you Katigatchiarit
Aarigaa kasuqłutin
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Uvlaasatkun
Uvlaalluataq
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Unnusatkun
Unnuksraalluataq
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Unnusatkun
Anaqaksralluataq
Good night Unnuaqsatkun
Unnualluataq
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Tautugniaqmiġikpiñ
Qiñiġisilgitkikpiñ
Qakugulu
Iḷaannigulu
Iḷaatnilu
Naanaakun
Good luck!  
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Sayakturutchiaq!
Imiqta!
Have a nice day Uvluqatchiaq
Uvlulluataġutin
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
 
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
 
I understand Kaŋiqsiruŋa
I don't understand Kangiqsinngittunga
Kaŋiqsiŋitchuŋa
Please speak more slowly Atii uqaulasraluanngiluitin
Please say that again Atii uqatkannigit
Taitqikkumiñaqpiuŋ?
Please write it down Aglaktuqtuulauqpiung?
Aglakkumiñaqpiuŋ?
Do you speak Inupiatuusruunguvin?
Iñupiuraallaviñ?
Excuse me Pisaraluarnak
Pisanritchikpin
Pisaŋŋitkikpiñ
Pisaaġiŋitkikpiñ
Tusaaŋŋisiqtuŋa
How much is this? Una Qavsit?
Una Qapsit?
Sorry Pisaraluarnak
Pisanritchikpin
Pisaŋŋitkikpiñ
Tusaaŋŋisiqtuŋa
Pisaaġiŋitkikpiñ (to one person)
Pisaaġiŋitkivsik (to two people)
Pisaaġiŋitkivsi (to three or more people)
Thank you Quyanaq
Qayaannaqpauraq
Taikuuqpauraq
Quyanaqpak
Taikuu
Taikuullapiaq
Quyaanna
Quyaana
Quyaanavak
Iliġanamiik
Reply to thank you? Akuqtuġikpiñ
Paġlagikpiñ
Ii
Ii'ii
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Sumi anarvik?
Naung anarvik?
Naami anaġvik?
Itchuqtaaġvik?
Nauŋ anaġvik?
Nauŋ quiġvik?
This gentleman will pay for everything  
This lady will pay for everything  
Would you like to dance with me? Mumirluu?
Kanaakkiuyumiñaqpiñuk?
I love you Nakuaġigikpiñ
Nakuagikpakpin
Piqpavagin
Piqpagigikpiñ
Get well soon Nakuuqsirugniglutit
Nakuuqsavsaaġiñ-tuq!
Leave me alone!  
Help! Ikayuq!
Ikayuŋŋa!
Fire! Ikniq!
Igniq!
Stop! Qasruqtuq!
Asu!
Nutqaġiñ!
Call the police! Tuqłuġlugich puliisat/aikł̣iksuqti!
Christmas greetings Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi suli Nakuuluni Ukiutqiutiqsi
Quvianaġli Kraisimaġvik!
Easter greetings  
Birthday greetings Quviasugiñ annivigñi
One language is never enough Uqautchiq atausiq naammalaittuq
Uqautchiq atausiq naammalaitchuq
My hovercraft is full of eels  

Iñupiaq translations provided by Halluuq Unqunqai and Myles Creed

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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Links

Another collection of phrases in Iñupiaq
http://www.alaskool.org/language/inupiaqpb/ipbstart.htm

Phrases in Eskimo-Aleut languages

Aleut, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq

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