Bering Straits Region Inupiaq & Yupik Language Survey
The North Slope Borough Mayor’s Iñupiaq Language Task Force conducted a North Slope wide socio-linguistic survey of the Iñupiaq language in 2018. This 2020 survey has been adapted to serve the needs of communities in the Bering Straits Region (Kawerak) for all three Native languages: SLI Yupik, Central Yup’ik and all the dialects of Inupiaq. This survey will assist in the revitalization efforts of these languages through open discussion and a questionnaire.
Please indicate which Alaska Native group(s) you represent (Choose one or more)
St. Lawrence Island Yupik
Central Yup'ik (St. Michael & Stebbins)
Unaaliq Yup'ik (Elim, Golovin & Unalakleet)
Please indicate which community you represent (Choose one)
Taciq (St. Micheal)
Iglu/Qawiaraq (Mary's Igloo)
Nachirvik/Nasirvik (White Mountain)
Sitaisaq/Sinauraq (Brevig Mission)
Ugiuvak (King Island)
Gender (please choose one)
Age group (please choose one)
Please CHOOSE your level of Iñupiaq fluency
LEVEL E: I have heard Iñupiaq being spoken but I DO NOT speak or understand it.
LEVEL D: I have little to no speaking ability. Can understand some. Greet others and use basic Iñupiaq language with others.
LEVEL C: I have limited speaking ability, with restricted vocabulary, am considered a broken-Iñupiaq speaker while using some errors, but can understand a majority of the language.
LEVEL B: I can somewhat converse in Iñupiaq but with difficulty; I have good grammar structure and can understand a lot of what is said in the language, a fluent speaker can understand me with few errors and corrections
LEVEL A: I am fully fluent with mastery of old and new vocabulary, and can function effectively when translating, speaking, understanding, and writing the language.
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