July 15, 2009 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

Yesterday, an ACLU press release came out about Yup’ik speakers getting language assistance in voting in Bethel, Alaska.

Bethel is a town about 340 miles (540 km) west of Anchorage with a majority Native American population. Central Alaskan Yup’ik is an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken by up to 10,000 people in Alaska.

If interested in some Yup’ik grammar there’s a rather gritty .pdf version of “Yupik Eskimo Grammar” by Irene Reed and others available at eric.ed.gov

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