ᑐᓐᖓᓱᒋᑦᓯ / Tunngahugitsi / Welcome

We are a group of linguists working on a project to make a dictionary of Utkuhiksalingmiutitut, a dialect of Inuktitut once spoken in the Utkuhiksalik area of Nunavut, and now spoken mainly by elders in Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) and Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake).

This project is based on the lifetime work of Jean Briggs, an anthropologist who learned Inuktitut from her Utkuhiksalingmiut friends and adoptive family, and has been collecting and recording words with them for many years.

We would like to thank all the Inuit who have worked with us and helped us. Their contribution has been immensely valuable and we could not have done this work without them. We hope this dictionary will be a resource for speakers and learners of Utkuhiksalingmiutitut and of other related dialects.

Jean Briggs, Memorial University of Newfoundland jbriggs@mun.ca
Alana Johns, University of Toronto ajohns@chass.utoronto.ca
Conor Cook, researcher
Audrey Dawe-Sheppard, database entry and maintenance
Daniel Currie Hall, database and web design
Carrie Dyck and Marguerite MacKenzie, Memorial University of Newfoundland, collaborators

We would like to thank the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for supporting this project.