Inuit Orthography

September 26, 2019

Inuit Tapariit Kanatami have established a standard orthography to write their language to replace a patchwork of nine different, often mutually unintelligible scripts. Inuktuk Qaliujaaqpait writing script will allow Inuktut speakers across Canada to read their language. Since the 1970s the discussion around promoting and supporting the continued use of Inuktut in schools across Canada’s four Inuit regions has included a deeply rooted debate about introducing a unified Inuit writing system to promote communication across dialects and the development of common learning materials.