Central Siberian Yupik language
|Central Siberian Yupik|
|Native to||United States, Russian Federation|
|Region||Bering Strait region, St. Lawrence Island|
|Ethnicity||2,828 Siberian Yupiks|
|1,000 in United States, 97% of ethnic population (2010)|
200 in Russia (2010), 12% of ethnic population
Official language in
Central Siberian Yupik is one of four existing Yupik languages. It is also known as Siberian Yupik, Bering Strait Yupik, Yuit, Yoit, "St. Lawrence Island Yupik", and in Russia "Chaplinski Yupik" or Yuk. It is spoken by the Yupik people in Siberia, and in two villages on St. Lawrence Island. It is an endangered language: Of the 1,200 residents of St. Lawrence Islands, fewer than 1,000 speak the language. On the Siberian mainland, about 200 of the 1,200 ethnic Yupik speak the language. The second most common Yupik language in Siberia is Naukan Yupik, with about 70 speakers.
References[change | change source]
- "Yupik, Central Siberian". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
- "Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official".
- "Documentation for ISO 639 identifier: ess". ISO 639-3 Registration Authority - SIL International. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
Name: Central Siberian Yupik
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Central Siberian Yupik". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.