Yupik

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Yupik
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Total population

24,000 (2000 U.S. Census)

Regions with significant populations
 USA
 Russia
 United States (primarily in Alaska)
Languages
Yupik languages, English (in Alaska), Russian (in Siberia)
Religions
Christianity (mostly Russian Orthodox), Shamanism
Related ethnic groups
Inuit, Sirenik, Aleut, Siberian Yupik, Alutiiq, Naukan

The Yupik (in the Central Alaskan Yup'ik language, Yup'ik, plural Yupiit) people are a group of native people who mainly reside in certain parts of Alaska, somewhere near Fairbanks. Most of them were wiped out by a virus or sickness.[source?] Some of the Yupi'k people's traditions are celebrating the dead. They celebrate by having ceremonies with a shaman, where they connect with the dead. They also name the next child born after the most recent person who has died.