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Inuinnaqtun
Inuktitut, Kangiryuarmiutun
Spoken in: Canada (Nunavut and Northwest Territories)
Total speakers: approximately 4000
Language family: Inuit 
Official status
Official language of: Nunavut and Northwest Territories (Canada)
Regulated by: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Language codes
ISO 639-1: iu
ISO 639-2: iku
ISO/DIS 639-3: ikt 

Inuinnaqtun is an indigenous language of Canada. It is related very closely to Inuktitut, and many people believe that Inuinnaqtun is only a dialect of Inuktitut. The government of the Northwest Territories does not recognize Inuinnaqtun as a separate language from Inuktitut, but Nunavut lists it as one of its official languages alongside Inuktitut. Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Kangiryuarmiutun (sometimes Kangirjuarmiutun) is the name of the dialect of Inuit language spoken in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total... Motto: None Official languages Dene Suline, Cree, Dogrib, English, French, Gwichin, Inuktitut, Slavey Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 3rd 1,346,106 km... Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families. ... The language of the Inuit people is traditionally spoken across the North American Arctic and to some extent in the subarctic in Labrador. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total... Motto: None Official languages Dene Suline, Cree, Dogrib, English, French, Gwichin, Inuktitut, Slavey Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 3rd 1,346,106 km... The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ) is an organization in Canada that represents over 40,000 Inuit. ... ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ... ISO 639-2:1998 Codes for the representation of names of languages — Part 2: Alpha-3 code Twenty-two of the languages have two three-letter codes: a code for bibliographic use (ISO 639-2/B) a code for terminological use (ISO 639-2/T). ... ISO 639-3 is in process of development as an international standard for language codes. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone = sound/voice) is the study of sounds (voice). ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Motto: None Official languages Dene Suline, Cree, Dogrib, English, French, Gwichin, Inuktitut, Slavey Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 3rd 1,346,106 km... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total...


Inuinnaqtun is used primarily in the communities of Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk in the western Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. To a smaller extent it is also spoken in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. Outside of Nunavut it is spoken in the hamlet of Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, where it is called Kangiryuarmiutun. It is written using the Latin alphabet. Iqaluit and Cambridge Bay Cambridge Bay (69°07′N 105°02′W MST) (named for Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge) is a hamlet located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. ... Kugluktuk (formerly Coppermine, and originally spelled Qurluqtuq) is located in Nunavut, Canada, on Coronation Gulf, southwest of Victoria Island. ... Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut Kitikmeot Region (Inuktitut: Qitirmiut ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ) is a region of Nunavut. ... Gjoa Haven (Usqsuqtuuq, in Inuktitut) Named after Roald Amundsens boat, the Gjøa. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... , Looking at Ulukhaktok from the bluffs that give the community its name. ... Kangiryuarmiutun (sometimes Kangirjuarmiutun) is the name of the dialect of Inuit language spoken in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada. ... The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world today. ...


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Inuktitut at AllExperts (2038 words)
This dialect is essentially identical to the Inuinnaqtun spoken in western Nunavut.
The western part of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories use a Roman alphabet scheme usually identified as Inuinnaqtun, reflecting the predispositions of the missionaries who reached this area in the late 19th century and early 20th.
The Inuit in Alaska, the Inuvialuit, Inuinnaqtun speakers, and Inuit in Greenland and Labrador use the Roman alphabet, although it has been adapted for their use in different ways.
Inuktitut Information Center - learn inuktitut (1926 words)
The government of Nunavut considers Inuinnaqtun an official language of the territory, but many consider it simply a Roman alphabet writing scheme for standard Inuktitut.
Inuinnaqtun has one fewer consonant, as /s/ and /ɬ/ have merged into /h/.
The Inuktitut syllabary used in Canada is based on the Cree syllabary inuktitut devised by the missionary James Evans.
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