People Facts

Peoples of the Circumpolar Regions: Inuit

Located at 64 ° latitude, -100° longitude.

The Inuit people live throughout most of the Canadian Arctic and Subarctic, in the territory of Nunavut ("our land"); the northern third of Quebec, in an area called Nunavik ("place to live"); the coastal region of Labrador, in an area called Nunatsiavut ("our beautiful land"); in various parts of the Northwest Territories, mainly on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, and formerly in the Yukon territory. Collectively, these areas are known as Inuit Nunaat.

Inuit (plural; the singular Inuk means "man" or "person") is a general term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Russia and Alaska, United States.

The Inuit language is grouped under Eskimo-Aleut languages.


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