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Inuktitut language

LC control 90002806
LC classificationPM55
Topical headingInuktitut language
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Variant(s)Inuktitut dialect
Inuttitut language
Inuttut dialect
See alsoCanada--Languages
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Inuit language
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Found inRandom House (Inuktitut, a dialect of Inuit, spoken in the Canadian Arctic)
Eskimo languages, 1979: p. 51 (Inuktitut a major dialect of Inuit)
Canadian subject headings, 1985 (Inuktitut language)
LC data base, 05/29/90 (Inuktitut, Inuttut)
Oxford English dictionary web site, Feb. 18, 2020 Inuktitut (The language of the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic)
Ethnologue, via WWW, Feb. 18, 2020 (Inuktitut; a macrolanguage of Canada; includes: Eastern Canadian Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun)
Canadian encyclopedia web site, Feb. 18, 2020: Inuktitut (an Indigenous language in North America spoken in the Canadian Arctic; part of a larger Inuit language continuum stretching from Alaska to Greenland; Non-Inuit typically refer to the language as Inuktitut, while the speakers themselves have different names for the language in their own dialects: Inuttitut in Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Inuttut in Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador), Inuktitut in much of Nunavut; considered a dialect group within the Inuit language, with subdialects including North and South Baffin, Labrador, Nunavik, Aivilik, Kivalliq and Natsilingmiutut; uses a writing system called syllabics and is also written in the Roman alphabet (which is the exclusive writing system used in Labrador and parts of Western Nunavut))
Stern, P. R. Historical dictionary of the Inuit, 2013: Inuktitut (the language of the Inuit; linguists usually label it a single language distinct from the Yupik language but within the same Eskaleut language family; diverged from Yupik around AD 1000; as many as 16 regional dialects continue to exist)