name of some Inuit languages spoken in Canada
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|Eastern Canadian Inuktitut|
Distribution of Inuit languages across the Arctic. East Inuktitut dialects are those east of Hudson Bay, here coloured dark blue (on the south of Baffin Island), red and pink, and the brown in NW Greenland.
|Native to||Canada, United States|
|Region||Northwest Territories, Nunatsiavut (Newfoundland and Labrador), Nunavik (Quebec), Nunavut, Alaska|
|39,475 (2016 census)|
36,000 together with Inuvialuktun (2006)
|Inuktitut syllabics, Inuktitut Braille, Latin|
Official language in
|Regulated by||Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and various other local institutions.|
ike – Eastern Canadian Inuktitut
ikt – Inuinnaqtun
The Inuit write Inuktitut in two ways. One way to write Inuktitut is by using the Roman alphabet. The other way to write Inuktitut is by using an abugida, which is a kind of alphabet which has letters based on syllables.
- "Census in Brief: The Aboriginal languages of First Nations people, Métis and Inuit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Eastern Canadian Inuktitut". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.