North Baffin dialect

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North Baffin
Iglulingmiut
Qikiqtaaluk uannangani
Native to Canada
Region Nunavut
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Eskimo–Aleut
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog baff1240  (all Baffin dialects)[1]
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Inuit dialects. North Baffin is the powder blue to the north of Hudson Bay.

The North Baffin dialect (Qikiqtaaluk uannangani or Iglulingmiut) of Canadian Inuit is spoken on the northern part of Baffin Island, at Iglulik and the adjacent part of the Melville Peninsula, and in other Inuit communities in the far north of Nunavut, like Resolute Bay, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, and Arctic Bay. 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,[2] but it is instead sometimes classified as a dialect of Inuvialuk.[3] However, Inuktitut and Inuvialuk form a dialect continuum with few sharp boundaries.

The North Baffin dialect is the spoken in the film Atanarjuat: the Fast Runner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Baffinland Eskimo". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
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