Central Siberian Yupik (Юпик)

Central Siberian Yupik is a part of the Yupik branch of the Eskimo-Aleut language family. It is spoken mainly along the coast of the Chukchi Peninsula on Bering Strait in the Russian Far East Federal District. It is also spoken in St Lawrence Island, which is part of Alaska, but closer to Russia.

In 2010 there were about 1,350 speakers of Central Alaskan Yup'ik, which is also known as Siberian Yupik, Bering Strait Yupik, Yuit, Yoit or St Lawrence Island Yupik.

Central Siberian Yupik alphabet and pronuciation

Central Siberian Yupik alphabet and pronuciation

The letter Щ is only used in Russian loanwords.

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Sample text

Сиӷи́нык — нуна́к а̄нуқ, аңля́мина́ҳтуқ. Сиӷи́нык кия́ҳтақуқ сна̄ни Бе́ринговым има́ни. Нуна́ӷым ся̄ӷўани кӣўык ма̄қақуқ. Ынра́қ та̄на кӣўык қӯнпың улы́вақуқ упы́нӷани.


Siġínyk — nunák ānuq, aŋljámináẋtuq. Siġínyk kijáẋtaquq snāni Béringovym imáni. Nunáġym sjāġwani kīwyk māqaquq. Ynráq tāna kīwyk qūnpyŋ ulývaquq upýnġani.

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Information about the Central Siberian Yupik language

Eskimo-Aleut languages

Aleut, Alutiiq, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq, Yup'ik (Central Alaskan), Yupik (Central Siberian)

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet

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