Kangiryuarmiut Inuinnaqtun Uqauhiitaa Numiktitirutait Dictionary


Edited by Emily Kudlak & Richard Compton
Nunavut Arctic College September 2018

Kangiryuarmiut Inuinnaqtun Uqauhiitaa Numiktitirutait Dictionary is the most comprehensive dictionary of any Western Canadian dialect of the Inuit language. It contains over 5,000 Inuinnaqtun entries and subentries with their translations, over 3,000 example sentences, and a large inventory of suffixes. It details the Inuinnaqtun dialect, as spoken in the community of Ulukhaktok in the Inuvialuit Region of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Very similar dialects to this are spoken in Qurluqtuq (Kugluktuk) and Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) in Nunavut. The introduction includes an overview of Inuinnaqtun, its sound system, orthography, and major word classes. Main entries include both related subentries and examples. Suffix entries include information about lexical categories, inflection, the different forms a suffix may take, and examples of how each suffix is used. The work shows a unique window into the Inuinnait culture and way of life.