a group of Eskimo languages spoken in areas of Alaska and Siberia adjoining the Bering Strait
Origin of Yupik; from name in Alaskan Yupik, literally , real person
nounpl. Yupik or Yu·piks
- A member of a group of Eskimoan peoples inhabiting the southwest coastal areas of Alaska and extreme northeastern Siberia, particularly the central part of this range.
- a. The family of languages spoken by the Yupik.
Origin of YupikYupik Yup'ik, real person : yuk, human being + -pik, real.