English: Welcome to Tuktoyaktuk
Siglitun: Aqana Tuktuuyaqtuumukkabsi
The Siglit dialect, or Siglitun, is the dialect of Inuvialuk language spoken by the Siglit Inuit. It is mainly used in the communities of Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour and Tuktoyaktuk. Siglitun was once the principal dialect of the Mackenzie river delta, nearby parts of the coast and Arctic ocean islands, but the number of speakers fell dramatically following outbreaks of new diseases in the 19th century and for many years Siglitun was believed to be completely extinct. It was only in the 1980s that outsiders realised that it was still spoken.
Siglit is the original dialect of the people from Kitigaaryuit.
It is one of the three dialects of Inuit language grouped together under the label Inuvialuktun.
Vocabulary comparison 
The comparison of some animal names in the Siglitun dialect of Inuvialuktun language and Uummarmiutun dialect of Iñupiaq language:
See also 
- ^ Inuvialuit Settlement Region – TK Study, August 2006
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