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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.]
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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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NANA worked with the Inupiaq Language Commission to launch a free Inupiaq language app, called "Inupiaraaqta," which means "Let's speak Inupiatun."
I can understand that!" The poem was in the Alaskan Inupiaq language. Simmonds' son suddenly realized the poem was being read by his mother.
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. Here the translations are designed to maintain the voice and style of the storyteller, only one of whom is still living.
His knowledge of his own Inupiaq language and culture was enhanced by his ability to read, write, and speak English, skills he apparently learned from his wife.
In Shishmaref, fewer than 70 people now speak the Inupiaq language, and the ones who do are mostly elders.
"How come I have to learn the Inupiaq language?" Charlie had once asked the teacher.
The introduction, by an Eskimo elder, tells us about traditional life on King Island, this is followed by a detailed description by a linguist of the Inupiaq language and its use in the present volume.
UIC Design Plan Build has been successful with this structure through the design and construction of its UIC Tukkumavik Suites, a name that translates to "a place to rest" in the Inupiaq language, in Barrow.
In 2004, it helped create the Inupiaq Language Center to address the decline in the number of fluent Inupiaq speakers.
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.