(redirected from Yupik Eskimo)


n. pl. Yupik or Yu·piks
1. A member of a group of Eskimoan peoples inhabiting the southwest coastal areas of Alaska and extreme northeastern Siberia, particularly the central part of this range.
a. The family of languages spoken by the Yupik.
b. Any of the languages spoken by the Yupik. See Usage Notes at Eskimo, Inuit.

[Yupik Yup'ik, real person : yuk, human being + -pik, real.]

Yu′pik adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Peoples) an aboriginal people of Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, and E Siberia
2. (Languages) any of the languages of this people
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the Yupik people or their languages. Compare Inuit, Inuktitut
4. (Languages) of or relating to the Yupik people or their languages. Compare Inuit, Inuktitut
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈyu pɪk)

1. a member of any of several Eskimo groups inhabiting SW Alaska, adjacent parts of Siberia, and a number of islands in the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean.
2. the group of Eskimo languages spoken by these people.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
A family rides a quad bike at the Yupik Eskimo village of Quinhagak on the Yukon Delta in Alaska on April 12, 2019.
Additionally, the majority of the students that Smith went to school with were Yupik Eskimo. More of their culture rubbed off on him than his rubbed off on theirs, Smith says.
In 2006 she moved to Tununak, AK where she taught Yupik Eskimo middle and high school students all subjects except Reading.
The children's book Berry Magic (Alaska Northwest Books) by Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon tells a berry origin story, interpreting and expanding on a Yupik Eskimo tale.
At the mouth of the Alaskan Yukon River, the Yupik Eskimo families fish for the salmon that has swum up to 2,000 miles.
to 8 p.m.; Pitka Blumenstein, a Yupik Eskimo from Alaska and one of the Thirteen Grandmothers, will be keynote speaker and offer a free workshop; visit www.stillpointfarmsfestival.com for ticket information and schedule of events; children 13 and under are free with accompanying adult; www.grandmotherscouncil.org.
Their topics include Yupik Eskimo gendered information storage patterns, types and intra-cultural variations of environmental knowledge among Central African hunter-gatherers, borrowed names and indexical function in the northern Uto-Aztecan botanical lexicon, and environmental and territorial models of rock art information among hunter-gatherers in Northwest Patagonia.
A Yupik Eskimo from Bethel, Alaska, Alexie said the National Guard offers career opportunities for rural natives.
After freaking out several nests of Puffins who retaliated by dive bombing me, I reached the top of a bluff over the Siberian Yupik Eskimo village of Gambell on the St.
She also visited the people of Gambell, a Yupik Eskimo village on St.
This quietly beautiful film explores the traditional movement, music, and religion of the Yupik Eskimo people of Emmonak, a remote village at the mouth of the Yukon River on the Bering Sea coast.