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Aivilik dialect

Aivilik
Aivilingmiutut
Native to Canada
Region Aivilik, Nunavut
Ethnicity Aivilingmiut
Native speakers
(this article does not contain any information regarding the number of speakers)
Eskimo–Aleut
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist list
ike-aiv
Glottolog None
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Inuit dialects. Aivilik is the dark blue to the west of Hudson Bay.

Aivilik, also known as Aivilingmiutut, Aivillirmiut, and Kangiqłniq, is a Canadian dialect of the Inuit language spoken along the northwestern shores of Hudson Bay in Nunavut. The governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories generally consider it to be a dialect of Inuktitut, due to its location in Nunavut, as do some linguists,[1] but it is instead sometimes classified as a dialect of Inuvialuk.[2] However, Inuktitut and Inuvialuk form a dialect continuum with few sharp boundaries.

References

  1. ^ Goddard (1996) The Classification of the Native Languages of North America", Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 17:4–8[1]
  2. ^ Languages of Canada, Ethnologue, ed. 17[2]
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