Sirenik Eskimos - Language - Contacts

Contacts

The difference of the language (even from its neighboring Eskimo relatives) amounted to the extent that Sireniki Eskimos were forced at a time to use Chukchi language (an unrelated language) as a lingua franca when speaking with neighboring, (linguistically related) Siberian Yupik. Thus, contacts between Sireniki Eskimos and Siberian Yupik meant using a different language for Sireniki Eskimos: they either resorted to use of lingua franca, or used Siberian Yupik languages (being definitely a different language for them, not just a dialect of their own language: they were mutually unintelligible).

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