Bible translated into language of Eskimos of Norther Canada
The Bible translated into Inuktitut - the language of the Eskimos of
Source: Anatoly Holodyuk - especially for
MONTREAL. The work on translating of Holy Scripture into the language of the Inuit - Inuktitut, spoken by the Eskimos,
spoken by the majority of indigenous people of northern Canada, has continued for 33 years, reported
the KNA agency, citing Canada's "RadioVille-Marie".
The Canadian Bible Society has printed five thousand
copies of the Bible, which will go on public sale on June 3.
Inuktitut is the name of all Canadian Inuit dialects, except
inuvialuktuna. Inuktitut is the official and most common designation of the Inuit
languages of Canada. It is spoken
throughout the country's northern territory in the areas of Newfoundland and
Labrador, Quebec, Manitoba, Nunavut, the Northwest territories, and previously on
the Arctic coast of the Yukon. According to Canada's statistical service, there are about 35 thousand native
Inuktitut is close to the
Greenlandic language, which also belongs to the Inuit language group of tghe
Eskimo-Aleut language family. The Latin alphabel is
used as the basis of the Inuktitut writing system, as well as local varieties based on the Canadian syllabic writing which were created in the XIX century.
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