Inuktitut is an Indigenous language in North America spoken in the Canadian Arctic. The 2016 census reported 39,770 speakers, of which 65 per cent lived in Nunavut and 30.8 per cent in Quebec. Inuktitut is part of a larger Inuit language continuum (a series of dialects) stretching from Alaska to Greenland.
Atelihai, pronounced ahh-tee-lee- hi, is the Inuktitut word for ” hello ” or “welcome.” It’s one of the more than 150 words and phrases the Let’s Speak Inuktitut project, or UKâlalautta Inuttitut, has recorded and published on the popular audio-sharing site, Sound Cloud.
” Inuit,” meaning “people,” is used in Canada, and the language is called “Inuktitut” in eastern Canada although other local designations are used also.
Inuit language, the northeastern division of the Eskimo languages, spoken in northern Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. Inuit, which means “the people” or “the real people,” is used as a name for the language spoken in Greenland,
We reserved Nagligivaget, the Inuit way of saying “I love you,” for last to prove that, even at the ends of the Earth, even in the coldest places, the warmth of love and the heat of passion rings true.
This makes the Inuit population an exception of the latitude-correlated distribution of skin color. One possible reason is that the dark skin could protect the Inuits from the severe UV exposure because of the long daylight hours in winter and high levels of UV reflection from the snow.
Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, English and French! Speaking Inuktitut.
|Goodbye (to one person)||Tavvauvutit||Tah-vow-voo-teet|
|Goodbye to all (plural)||Tavvauvusi||Tah-vow-voo-see|
Hello (good to see you) — cama-ihi!
Inuk – Singular form of Inuit, meaning “human being.” Inuit – This is the plural form of the people’s traditional name for themselves. Eskimo is a term used to mean people of North America or Greenland, as distinguished from Eskimo people from Asia or the Aleutian Islands.
Linguistic, ethnic, and cultural differences exist between Yupik and Inuit. In Canada and Greenland, the term Eskimo is predominantly seen as offensive or “non-preferred”, and has been widely replaced by the term Inuit or terms specific to a particular group or community.
An Eskimo kiss, nose kiss, or nose rub, is the act of pressing the tip of one’s nose against another’s nose, usually interpreted as a friendly greeting gesture in various cultures. In certain Eskimo cultures, this gesture is also known as a kunik.
Some Alaskan indigenous people accept the term Eskimo. Other peoples consider it offensive, because it was a label applied by Europeans and others.
While igloos are no longer the common type of housing used by the Inuit, they remain culturally significant in Arctic communities. Igloos also retain practical value: some hunters and those seeking emergency shelter still use them. (See also Architectural History of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.)
Many Inuit live in 53 communities across the northern regions of Canada, mostly along the Arctic coast, in Inuit Nunangat, which means “the place where Inuit live.” Inuit Nunangat consists of four regions: the Northwest Territories and Yukon (Inuvialuit), Nunavut, Northern Quebec (Nunavik), and the northeastern coast
Traditional Inuit religious practices include animism and shamanism, in which spiritual healers mediate with spirits. Today many Inuit follow Christianity, but traditional Inuit spirituality continues as part of a living, oral tradition and part of contemporary Inuit society.