Inuktun Language in Peril from Global Warming

Spoken in northwest Greenland, Inuktun is a dialect of Inuktitut (kal) considered to have remained more isolated than other dialects. The Inuktitut language is a part of the Inuit family and Ethnologue reports that Inuktitut dialects are borderline separate langauges.

According to a nanoSapiens article, Cambridge researcher Stephen Pax Leonard is on his way to spend a year with the Inughuit people to study the Inuktun language. According to the article, if global warming trends continue, the Inughuit will have to move in another decade or so, which may lead to Inuktun going silent.


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