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Useful Iñupiaq phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Iñupiaq, an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in parts of Alaska.

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English Iñupiaq
Welcome Qaimarutin
Hello
(General greeting)
Halauġikpiñ
How are you? Qanuq itpich? Qanuġitpich?
Reply to 'How are you?' Nakuuyunga
Nakuuruŋa, taikkuu
Long time no see Takunasaarnakuni
What's your name? Kinauvin
My name is ... Atira ....
Where are you from? Nakinngaaqpin
Suminngaaqpin?
I'm from ... ...nngaaqpunga
Pleased to meet you Katigatchiarit
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Uvlaasatkun
Uvlaalluataq
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
/evening
Unnusatkun
Good night Unnuaqsatkun
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Tautugniaqmiġikpiñ
Qiñiġisilgitkikpiñ
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Sayakturutchiaq
Have a nice day Uvluqatchiaq
I don't understand Kangiqsinngittunga
Please speak more slowly Atii uqaulasraluanngiluitin
Please say that again Atii uqatkannigit
Please write it down Aglaktuqtuulauqpiung?
Do you speak Iñupiaq? Inupiatuusruunguvin?
Do you speak? Qanuq taiñaqpa . . .?
Excuse me/Sorry Pisaraluarnak
Pisanritchikpin
Pisaŋŋitkikpiñ
Tusaaŋŋisiqtuŋa
How much is this?? Una Qavsit?
Una Qapsit?
Thank you Quyanaq
Qayaannaqpauraq
Taikuuqpauraq
Reply to thank you? Akuqtuġikpiñ
Paġlagikpiñ
Where's the toilet? Sumi anarvik?
Naung anarvik?
Naami anaġvik?
Itchuqtaaġvik?
Would you like to dance with me? Mumirluu?
I love you Nakuagigikpin
Nakuagikpakpin
Piqpavagin
Get well soon Nakuuqsirugniglutit
Help! Ikayuq!
Fire! Ikniq!
Stop! Qasruqtuq!
Asu!
Call the police! Tuqłuġlugich puliisat/aikł̣iksuqti!
Christmas and New Year greetings Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi suli Nakuuluni Ukiutqiutiqsi
One language is never enough Uqautchiq atausiq naammalaittuq

Iñupiaq translations provided by Halluuq Unqunqai

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Links

Another collection of phrases in Iñupiaq
http://www.alaskool.org/language/inupiaqpb/ipbstart.htm

Phrases in Eskimo-Aleut languages

Aleut, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq

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