24,000 (2000 U.S. Census)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Yupik languages, English (in Alaska), Russian (in Siberia)|
|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 live 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.