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

Examples of Inupiat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The park lies within the traditional homelands of the Inupiat people, who still live in the area. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2024 In other places in Northwest Alaska, the Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority provided help through the program to help the homeowners in Selawik, Noorvik, Ambler, Kobuk, Deering and Shungnak. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, in the icy waters of Beringia, Inupiat people listened and spoke to bowhead whales before their hunts. Camille Bromley, WIRED, 29 Aug. 2023 For others, like the Inupiat in northern Alaska, the land has never really been lost. Riley Robinson, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2023 Yasuda and a group of Inupiat left Utqiaġvik and walked to the Yukon River to establish the community of Beaver. Ned Rozell | Alaska Science, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Apr. 2023 The North Slope Inupiat support responsible oil and gas development in the limited area called the Coastal Plain of ANWR. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Jan. 2022

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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 22 Jun. 2024.

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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