The Inuktitut Language

Language Overview: The Inuit culture has an oral tradition that is probably as old as western civilization, and the Inuktitut language has handed down their Arctic history and culture from generation to generation, virtually intact.

Inuktitut is unique to the Inuit culture. Although there are some differences in the way it is spoken from one region to the next, it is possible for individuals to understand each other all the way from the east coast of Russia to Greenland.

The introduction of written language to the Inuit was motivated by religion. In the mid 1800s, a missionary named James Evans created a syllabic script system for the Ojibwe and Cree based in part on Pitman shorthand. While it is not certain how Inuit adapted Evans' syllabary, the most accurate account is that it was introduced to them by another missionary, Edmund Peck, in the late 1800s.

Inuktitut syllabary is only used in Canada, especially in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, the population of which is 85% Inuit.

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We have specialist teams of professional linguist in various fields and competences. These translators are experts in their industry, with relevant knowledge and experience. We assign translation teams to work according to their business sector skill sets.

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Inuktitut Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the Inuktitut speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols and region specific slang can have implications that can be quite different to those intended. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the Inuktitut market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our Inuktitut translators only translate into there native tongue.

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