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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.
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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
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(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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In fact, numerous studies (Bang et al., 1976; Bang and Dyerberg, 1980; Dyerberg, 1989; Nobmann et al., 1999; Kris-Etherton et al., 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.
Nobmann and her colleagues (e.g., Nobmann et al., 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.
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"As in all Inuit cultures," he explains, the Siberian Yupiks hold their elders "in very high esteem." They are "intrinsically valued as indispensable members of the community."
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The book is organized into four parts, and each contributes in a different way to understanding the Yupiks' knowledge of the environment in which they live.
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.
One of the most important contributions of this book is to show that the Yupik knowledge of the sea ice is highly sophisticated, both comprehensive and detailed.
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.
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