Inuktitut-English Pidgin

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Inuktitut-English Pidgin
Native to Eastern Canadian Arctic
Era until the 1960s
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Inuktitut-English Pidgin was an Inuit pidgin used as a contact language in Quebec, Labrador, and neighboring areas of the eastern Arctic. It consisted of uninflected Inuktitut word stems arranged in an English SVO order. Thus for Inuit takuvagit "I see you" was pidgin uvanga taku ivvit.


  • Marianne Mithun (2001) The Languages of Native North America, p 595