Yupik

noun
Yu·​pik | \ ˈyü-pək How to pronounce Yupik (audio) \
plural Yupiks or Yupik

Definition of Yupik

1 : a member of any of the indigenous Eskimo people of chiefly southwestern Alaska and eastern Siberia
2 : the languages of the Yupik people

First Known Use of Yupik

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Yupik

Central Alaskan Yupik yúppik, literally, authentic person

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“Yupik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yupik. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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