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(ĕs′kə-mō′ə-lo͞ot′, -ăl′ē-o͞ot′)
The language family containing the Eskimoan and Aleut languages.
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Noun1.Eskimo-Aleut - the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Eskimo, Esquimau - the language spoken by the Eskimo
Aleut - the language spoken by the Aleut
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Yupik is predominantly spoken in Alaska, a language that belongs to the Eskimo-Aleut languages.
The language is one of four Yup'ik Eskimo languages that help make up the Eskimo portion of the Eskimo-Aleut family of languages, and is spoken in southwestern Alaska in the Yukon-Kyskokwim Delta, Bristol Bay area, and nearby regions.
The second and third migrations have left an impact only in Arctic populations that speak Eskimo-Aleut languages and in the Canadian Chipewyan who speak a Na-Dene language.
In contrast with Sierra Popoluca and the Iroquoian languages, languages of the Eskimo-Aleut family seem surprisingly devoid of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Alaska is home to 24,000 Yup'ik--an Eskimo-Aleut language--speakers.
Languages in the northern belt of Eurasia are traditionally grouped as Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic and a loose residual collection of Paleo-Siberian languages that extend to Eskimo-Aleut in circumpolar North America and Greenland.
(32) Future studies that look at more Y chromosomal and autosomal loci, include more samples from the Na-Dene and Eskimo-Aleut populations, and correlate their results with existing mtDNA findings will help resolve these issues.
Those who have followed Dumond's work over the years will be aware of his long-standing insistence that a cultural-historical framework for the Arctic should account for the distribution of the major language groups of the Eskimo-Aleut language family.