Inuit Language Training

The Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington hosts one of the only Inuktitut programs in the country. Inuktitut is one of the Inuktut languages. Tusaalanga defines Inuktut as “the Inuit language as it is spoken in Nunavut.” [1] With nearly 40,000 native speakers, it is the most widely spoken of the Inuit languages. [2]

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships have allowed students at the University of Washington to study Inuktitut since 2005. During this time FLAS Fellows have also studied other Indigenous languages spoken in Canada, including Anishinaabe, Dane-zaa, Lushootseed, Musqueam Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tlingit and Tsek’ene.

This page offers resources for learning and engaging with Inuktitut, including resources from the government of Nunavut and our Inuktitut teachers as well as a module made by the Center’s students.