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The Most Sparsely Distributed People on Earth

Altogether, about 120,000 Inuit live in Alaska (40,000), Canada (40,000), Greenland (40,000) and Siberia (1,000).

The Inuit inhabit a wider geographical range than any other aboriginal people. Spanning an area of almost 5,150 km / 3,200 miles, they are the most sparsely distributed people on earth, and form the following general groups:

  1. Greenland Inuit (also known as Greenlanders or Kalaallitt): eastern and western coasts of southern Greenland.
  2. Labrador Inuit: southern Labrador to Hudson Bay, with some settlements on southern Baffin Island.
  3. Central Inuit: northern Greenland, Baffin Island and western Hudson Bay.
  4. Banks Island Inuit: Banks Island, Victoria Island, and other central Canadian Arctic islands.
  5. Western Arctic Inuit or Inuvialuit: western Arctic coast of Canada.
  6. Alaskan Inuit: Alaska.
  7. Alaskan Yuit: Alaska.
  8. Siberian Yuit: north-east coast of Siberia.

PICTURE: Pangnirtung, Nunavut

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