Map of Alaska
Map of Alaska

Cultural Diversity

Coastal Alaska is inhabited by several distinct cultural groups: Inupiat, Siberian Yupik, Yup'ik, Aleut, and Alutiiq. The Inupiat live in the most northern coastal lowlands and the Brooks Range; Siberian Yupik live on both sides of the Bering Strait; Yup'ik live on the wetlands of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Rivers; Aleut inhabit the storm swept Aleutian Islands that extend within a few kilometres of Asia; and Alutiiq inhabit the southern coastal mountainous region. All groups, except the Aleut, speak distinct languages known by linguists as 'Eskimoan.'
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