Inuktitut is an Eskimo-Aleut
language spoken across the entire northern span of North America, forming what is called a linguistic chain--each dialect
is easily mutually intelligible with its neighbors, but not with dialects further away. For practical purposes, linguistic
chains are treated as a single language, and so the Alaskan dialects Inupiaq and Inupiatun, the Eastern and Western Inuktitut
languages of Canada, and Greenlandic are all classified together. "Eskimo" is considered an offensive term by many Inuit today.