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The Inuit



The Inuit are a group of indigenous people that live in the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, the United States, and eastern Siberia. All of the Inuit languagesare classified in the Eskimo-Aleut family.

In the United States, the name Eskimo is often used instead of Inuit, because it includes both of Alaska's Yupikand Inupiat peoples while "Inuit" is not proper or accepted as a term for the Inupiat. The Inuit live throughout most of the Canadian Arctic and subarctic in the territory of Nunavut (where I am going); " Nunavik" in the northern third of Quebec; " Nunatsiavut" and " Nunatukavut" in Labrador; and in various parts of the Northwest Territories, particularly around the Arctic Ocean. The Greenlandic Inuitare the descendants of migrations from Canada and are citizens of Denmark, although not of the European Union.

Mainly the Inuit speak Inuktitut in Canada, but in Greenland the main language is Kalaallisut. The Canadian Inuit learn English in school as well.

The Inuit hunt whales, seal, caribou and walrus. The typical Inuit diet is very high in fat and high in protein. They can’t grow plants for food, as the Arctic conditions make this not possible, but they do gather plants that are naturally available e.g. seaweed, grasses, tubers, berries, stems and roots.