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ERIC Number: ED481307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 203
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55500-080-0
Ungipaghaghlanga: Quutmiit Yupigita Ungipaghaatangit = Let Me Tell a Story: Legends of the Siberian Eskimos.
Koonooka, Christopher
The language of these stories, Siberian Yupik, in this book were first written down by Russian educator and linguist, Gregoriy A. Menovshchikov, during his 30 years of teaching and working with Eskimo languages in Chukotka, Russian, beginning in the 1930s. Siberian Yupik is the ancestral language of more than 2,000 people equally divided between St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, and the eastern tip of Chukotka. Thirty-five of the stories are transliterated from Menovshchikov's Cyrillic into the Latin alphabet and translated into English. All of the texts are presented in Yupik and English. The storytellers are: Ayveghhaq, Peter Tagikaq; Asuya Olga Mumigtekaq; Alghalek; Nanughhaq; and Valentina Viri (Wiri). The stories are illustrated by local artists. On an audio CD-ROM, the translator, Christopher Koonooka, reads six of the stories in Yupik. (Contains 45 references.) (SM)
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. Tel: 907-474-7874; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishYupik
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Note: "Transliterated and Translated by Christopher Koonooka (Petuwaq) from the Chukotka Collection of G.A. Menovshchikov." Cover title varies. Accompanying CD is not available from ERIC.