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n. Michigan & Northern Wisconsin
A native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Buckless!" and wave aloft signs that say things like "Da Buckless Yooper." If the scene comes off, the film could mark the first instance in cinematic history of a central character being derided for his inability to slaughter a highly beloved constituent of the animal kingdom.
(All photos courtesy of Sayklly's Confectionary and Gifts, unless otherwise noted.) This page, top: The Yooper bar.
The residents of the area, referred to as the "land of the Yoopers," consist heavily of Native Americans, most of them living in the reservations in that part of the country.
Born in Ishpeming on April 19, 1912, Glenn Theodore Seaborg was every bit the normal "Yooper."
Jerry Sarasin is a Yooper from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Steve Parks, the prosecuting attorney for Michigan's Delta County, finally got the Merriam-Webster company to agree to add the word "Yooper" to its 2014 print and online dictionaries.
"The roar of the Yooper crowd was incredible," recalled Youngman.
I heard from Yinzers and Yoopers, Bay Staters and Cheeseheads, and many others.
Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award, "Henny & Benny Bunyan and the Maple Syrup Adventure" combines all the fun elements of a kid-centered tall tale with the fantastic shenanigans of Yoopers, or denizens of the Far North.
Using an ethnographic approach, the author explores how relationships of identity, language, and place emerged since the early 20th century to shape the idea, language, and regional identity of Yoopers (MichiganAEs Upper Peninsula, or UP, dwellers), including the effects of sociocultural processes like immigration, tourism, and media representations, as well as social practices like identity, literacy, and language attitudes.