|Region||coastal Kivalliq Region, Nunavut|
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Inuit dialects. Kivalliq is the lighter green to the west of Hudson Bay.
Kivalliq, also known as Kivallirmiutut, Caribou Eskimo, or formerly as Keewatin, 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, but linguists generally classify it as a dialect of Inuvialuk. However, Inuktitut and Inuvialuk form a dialect continuum with few sharp boundaries.
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Caribou Eskimo". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.