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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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Parler nuniaq avec les petits est une coutume d'education des enfants bien particuliere aux individus parlant l'inupik, et cette coutume survit encore de nos jours.
Mots cles: Esquimau de l'Alaska, inupik, Arctique du Nord-Ouest, coutumes d'education des enfants, attribution d'un nom, liens du sang, douceur avec les enfants, liens familiaux
The innocent reader is recommended to look up supplementary literature in the issues of the past fifteen years of "Arctic Anthropology" and "Etudes/Inuit/Studies." For instance, in consonance with many inupik speaking peoples, Merkur prefers the term Inuit.