Meaning of Yupik in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjuːpɪk/

nounplural noun Yupik, plural noun Yupiks

  • 1A member of an indigenous people of Siberia, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska.

    • ‘The treeless island's residents are Yupik Eskimos with cousins in the nearby Chukotka region in Russia.’
  • 2mass noun Any of the languages of the Yupik, a division of the Eskimo-Aleut family, with around 3,000 speakers.

    • ‘Speakers of Yupik inhabit a region consisting of southwestern Alaska and Siberia.’


  • Relating to the Yupik or their languages.

    • ‘There's not much interest in learning the Yupik language.’


From Alaskan Yupik Yup'ik ‘real person’.