Inuktitut, Siglitun, Uummarmiutun, Kangiryuarmiutun
|Spoken in:||Canada (Northwest Territories)|
|Official language in:||Northwest Territories (Canada)|
|Regulated by:||Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami|
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Inuvialuktun is a word routinely used to describe the varieties of the language of the Inuit spoken in the northern Northwest Territories by those Canadian Inuit who call themselves Inuvialuit. The Inuit language is traditionally spoken across the North American Arctic and to some extent in the Subarctic in Labrador. The Northwest Territories (ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz ( NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Inuit (plural the singular Inuk, means "man" or "person" is a general term for a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting The Inuvialuit (in Inuvialuktun: the real people are Inuit people who live in the western Canadian Arctic region
Inuvialuktun is spoken by the Inuit of the Mackenzie River delta in the Northwest Territories, Banks Island, part of Victoria Island and the Arctic Ocean coast of the Northwest Territories - the lands of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The Mackenzie River (Fleuve Mackenzie originates in Great Slave Lake, in the Northwest Territories, and flows north into the Arctic Ocean. The Northwest Territories (ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz ( NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory One of the larger members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Banks Island ( is situated in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Victoria Island is an island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and straddles the boundary between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of Canada The Arctic Ocean, located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major The government of the Northwest Territories considers Inuvialuktun distinct from the Inuktitut spoken in Nunavut. Nunavut (ˈnuːnəvʊt ( Inuktitut syllabics: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ is the largest and newest territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the
Inuvialuktun is an official language of the Northwest Territories and is written using the Roman alphabet, like all NWT official languages, and has no tradition of Inuktitut syllabics. The Northwest Territories (ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz ( NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory The Inuktitut syllabary ( Inuktitut: ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᖅ ᓄᑖᖅ titirausiq nutaaq) is a Writing system (specifically an Abugida However, the official understanding of Inuvialuktun is somewhat at variance to the way linguists understand it. Rather than a single dialect, Inuvialuktun is a politically motivated grouping of three quite distinct and separate dialects.
Before the 20th century, the Inuvialuit Settlement Region was primarily inhabited by Siglit Inuit who spoke the Siglitun dialect, but in the second half of the 19th century, their numbers were dramatically reduced by the introduction of new diseases. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Siglitun is the dialect of Inuit language spoken by the Siglit Inuit. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Inuit from Alaska moved into traditionally Siglit areas in the 1910s and 20s, enticed in part by renewed demand for furs from the Hudson's Bay Company. The 1910s decade ran from January 1 1910 through December 31 1919 The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the " Jazz Age " or the " Roaring Twenties " when speaking about the United States and Canada These Inuit are called Uummarmiut - which means people of the green trees - in reference to their settlements near the tree line. The Uummarmiut ( people of the green trees) is the name given to the Inuvialuit who live predominantly in the Mackenzie Delta communities of Aklavik The tree line or timberline is the edge of the habitat at which Trees are capable of growing Originally, there was an intense dislike between the Siglit and the Uummarmiut, but these differences have faded over the years, and the two communities are thoroughly intermixed these days.
Inuvialuktun has three main dialect divisions, plus a fourth dialect conventionally grouped here from a neighboring language:
English has in recent years become the common language of the Inuvialuit. Surveys of Inuktitut usage in the NWT vary, but all agree that usage is not vigorous. According to the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre, only some 10% of the roughly 4,000 Inuvialuit speak any dialect of Inuvialuktun, and only some 4% use it at home.  Statistics Canada's 2001 Census reports 765 self-identified Inuvialuktun speakers out of a self-reported Inuvialuit population of 3,905. Statistics Canada (Statistique Canada is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing Statistics to help
With only a few hundred speakers and already divided into diverse dialects, Inuvialuktun's future appears bleak.