Inupiat

noun

Inu·​pi·​at i-ˈnü-pē-ˌät How to pronounce Inupiat (audio)
-ˈnyü-
variants or Inupiaq
1
plural Inupiat or Inupiaq or Inupiats or Inupiaqs : a member of an indigenous Inuit people of northern Alaska
2
: the language of the Inupiat people

Word History

Etymology

Inupiat inʸupiaq, plural inʸupiat, literally, real person

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Inupiat was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Inupiat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Inupiat. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Inupiat

noun

Inu·​pi·​at in-ˈü-pē-ˌät How to pronounce Inupiat (audio)
in-ˈyü-
1
plural Inupiat or Inupiats : a member of the Eskimo people of northern Alaska
2
: the language of the Inupiat people
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