Inuktitut

noun

Inuk·​ti·​tut i-ˈnük-tə-ˌtüt How to pronounce Inuktitut (audio)
: the group of Inuit dialects spoken by the Inuit people chiefly of central and eastern arctic Canada

Examples of Inuktitut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The app operates in multiple languages, such as Inuktitut, Cree, Innu and Greenlandic, and includes maps with traditional place names. Hannah Hoag, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Feb. 2024 Guests can visit the town and discover village customs such as hunting by dogsled on the ice floes, or learn some of the Inuktitut language. Scott Laird, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Nov. 2023 The healing power of community is shown in scenes — hunting and distributing of community food, traditional songs sung in Inuktitut, drum-dancing — that blend reality and fiction. Jennie Punter, Variety, 9 Sep. 2023 The brief also proposed a $1,500 pay bump for anyone who speaks Cree, Inuktitut, Dene or other Indigenous languages. Jon Brown, Fox News, 22 Apr. 2023 There’s no word on casting, but the English-language comedy will have some local Inuktitut language spoken by the characters, according to producers. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2023 The film, made entirely in the Inuktitut language, is based on an ancient Inuit legend and is a tale of love, betrayal and survival in an Arctic community. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Inuit, from inuk person + -titut like, in the manner of

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Inuktitut was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Inuktitut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Inuktitut. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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