The Inuit are a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and the United States. Inuit is a collective noun; the singular is 'Inuk'. The Inuit language is grouped under the Eskimo-Aleut family. In the United States, the term Eskimo is commonly used in reference to these groups, because it includes both of Alaska's Yupik and Inupiat peoples while 'Inuit' is not proper or accepted as a term for the Inupiat. No collective term exists for both peoples other than 'Eskimo'. However, natives in Canada and Greenland view the name as pejorative and 'Inuit' has become more common. In Canada, sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act of 1982 named the 'Inuit' as a distinctive group of aboriginal Canadians who...'
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