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Siberian Yupik

Siberian Yupik (Yuit, self-naming: Yupikhyt, Yuhyt) are an indigenous people who reside along the coast of the Chukchi Peninsula in the far northeast of the Russian Federation and the St. Lawrence Island of Alaska. They speak dialects of the Yupik language and are related to the other Yupik in Russia and Alaska.

They were also known as Asian or Siberian Eskimo. The name Yuit (Юит, plural: Юиты) was officially assigned to them in 1931, at the brief time of the campaign of support of indigenous cultures in the Soviet Union.

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