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 (ĭ-no͞o′pē-ăk′, -äk′, -nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. Inupiaq or I·nu·pi·aqs or I·nu·pi·at (-ăt′, -ät′) or I·nu·pi·ats
1. A member of a group of Eskimoan peoples inhabiting the northwest and northern coastal areas of Alaska.
2. The language of the Inupiaq. See Usage Notes at Eskimo, Inuit.

[Inupiaq iñupiaq, original person : iñuk, person + -pia-, real + -q, sing. suff.]


or I•nu•pi•ak

(ɪˈnu piˌæk, ɪˈnyu-)

n., pl. -pi•at (-piˌæt)
1. a member of any of several Eskimo groups inhabiting NW and N Alaska, including the North Slope.
2. the group of Inuit dialects spoken by the Inupiat.
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We are eager to share how we are working with youth to strengthen the future of the Inupiaq language and culture.
In 2004, it helped create the Inupiaq Language Center to address the decline in the number of fluent Inupiaq speakers.
Consequently, in order to further ensure uniformity between the meeting reports, a substantial portion of the program was presented via an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation in the Inupiaq language.
About half of the stories were published in Folktales of the Riverine and Coastal Inupiat (Anderson and Sampson 2003) in a form to facilitate learning the Inupiaq language.
These three statements incorporate the nineteen Inupiaq values listed in the official mission of the company: spirituality, commitment to the family, love of children, respect of elders, respecting others, hard work, reverence toward nature, cooperation, sharing, honesty, obedience, patience, humor, humility, responsibility, pride in culture, avoidance of conflict, open communication, and speaking the Inupiaq language.
Other milestones in Greene's tenure include the establishment of the NANA Elders' Settlement Trust in 2008 and funding and development of the Rosetta Stone Inupiaq Language CD project in 2007.
As part of its cultural efforts, NANA partnered with Rosetta Stone software to produce two Inupiaq language CDs, which are available to all shareholders.
A few years ago, a study showed that the Inupiaq language was fading quickly, said Sarah Hobart, development director for The Aqqaluk Trust.
In the Inupiaq language, the location of Barrow is called Ukpeagvik, which means "the place where we hunt snowy owls.
Programs include a "culture camp," where young people learn traditional crafts from elders; recording of elders' oral histories; and creation of an Inupiaq language program.
Among the more visible ways in which this commitment was shown, besides extensive use of the Inupiaq language in all its publications, was the establishment of the UIC Foundation and the Barrow Environmental Observatory.