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Title: St. Lawrence Island / Siberian Yupik Eskimo Dictionary
Written By: Linda Womkon Badten
Vera Oovi Kaneshiro
Marie Oovi
Christopher Koonooka
Edited By: Steven A. Jacobson
Description:

The new edition of "St. Lawrence Island / Siberian Yupik Eskimo Dictionary"
is a revised and greatly expanded version the dictionary of this language
published by ANLC in 1987. To the original compilers (Linda Badten, Marie
Oovi and Vera Kaneshiro) has been added Christopher Koonooka, a 2002
graduate of UAF with a degree in Yupik Eskimo. The work, edited by Steven
Jacobson, Professor of Yupik at ANLC, included maps, lists of loanwords,
tables of endings and an English index.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Alaska Native Language Center
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Yupik, Central Siberian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781555000974
Pages: 940