Inuit Dialects in Nunavut

How many Inuktut dialects are there in Nunavut? Among Inuit, as well as among linguists there is no consensus. Nonetheless, most would group the different forms of speaking Inuktut in Nunavut along these lines:

dialect community
Inuinnaqtun

Qurluqtuq (Kugluktuk)

Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay)

Ulukhaqtuq (Ulukhaktok), N.W.T.

Nattilingmiutut 

Uqšuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven)

Talurjuaq (Taloyoak)

Kuugaarjuk (Kugaaruk)

Kivallirmiutut

Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)

Kangiqłiniq (Rankin Inlet)

Paallirmiutut

Tikirarjuaq (Whale Cove)

Arviat

Aivilingmiutut

Naujaat 

Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet)

Salliq (Coral Harbour)

Kangiqłiniq (Rankin Inlet)

North Qikiqtaaluk 

Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay)

Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)

Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River)

Iglulik (Igloolik)

Sanirajaq (Hall Beach)

Qausuittuq (Resolute)

Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)

Central Qikiqtaaluk 

Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung)

Qikiqtarjuaq

South Qikiqtaaluk

Iqaluit

Kimmirut

Kinngait (Cape Dorset)

Sanikiluarmiutut Sanikiluaq

There is increasing mobility in Nunavut as Inuit leave their home communities in search of opportunities for work and education.  In larger centres, and especially in the capital, Iqaluit, one can hear a range of dialects spoken in the same community.