What Language Do Eskimos Speak?
There are at least four different languages still spoken by “Eskimos”. Inuit-Inupiaq is the language spoken by the people living along the north coast of Alaska, Canada, and in Greenland. There are several distinct dialects. Pacific Gulf Yupik is spoken by the people living along the southwestern coast of Alaska. Central Yupik is spoken by the people living along the west coast of Alaska. West Yupik is spoken by the people living on the islands of the Bering Straits and in extreme eastern Siberia. Sirenik is an extinct Eskimo language formerly spoken in a single community in eastern Siberia. These languages are closely related to the Aleut language spoken on the Aleutian Islands.