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The Inuvialuit belong to three linguistic groups. Collectively the three dialects they speak are known as the Inuvialuktun language. Unfortunately, Inuvialuktun is classified as an endangered language because it is spoken by fewer than 50 per cent of the population, many of whom are elders.
Spoken in the coastal communities of Tuktoyaktuk, Paulatuk and Sachs Harbour, the meaning of Siglit is still debated.
Spoken in the tree-lined inland communities of Aklavik and Inuvik, Uummarmiut means "people of the evergreens and willows."
Spoken in the community of Ulukhaktok on Victoria Island, Kangiryuarmiut means "people of the large bay." However, the people of Ulukhaktok prefer to call their language Inuinnaqtun due to their strong ties with the people of the central Arctic.