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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.


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


(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.
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2002) have linked omega-3 fatty acids with reductions in heart disease in general, and specifically to low incidence of heart disease and other beneficial effects in Greenland Eskimos or Siberian Yupiks in Alaska.
1998, 1999, 2005), who assessed the diet of Siberian Yupiks in Alaska, found that traditional foods such as maktak (or muktuk) contribute to the high omega-3 intake among these people.
Dietary intakes among Siberian Yupiks of Alaska and implications for cardiovascular disease.
In the Arctic village of Gambell, Alaska, where 450 Siberian Yupiks (also known as Inuits) live, the medical student put his fledgling skills to the service of the tribe, under the supervision of a 20-year veteran, Dr.
As in all Inuit cultures," he explains, the Siberian Yupiks hold their elders "in very high esteem.
The Soviet ethnographic school not only applied concepts of class and nationality to Siberian Yupiks (eskimosy), but excelled in tracing the history of transformation from precapitalist modes of production to capitalist (and socialist) modes.
Keams, a Navajo from Arizona, and Chuna McIntyre, a Central Yupik Eskimo from Alaska, teamed up Wednesday morning to teach schoolchildren about American Indian cultures.
McIntyre, whose Irish surname belies an Eskimo heritage he can trace for 30 generations, said the Yupik are very open about their ceremonies.
This book presents a comprehensive description of Yupik knowledge and understanding of sea ice and weather in the communities of Savoonga and Gambell on St.
The first part contains a dictionary of Yupik terms for sea ice, compiled and written mostly by Conrad Oozeva and beautifully illustrated by Vadim Yenan and Chester Noongwook.