Picture Languages

Eskimo speaking countries

Eskimo is one out of two official languages in Greenland and is spoken in 2 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 88 percent is in Greenland. A total of about 101,377.0 people worldwide speak Eskimo as their mother tongue.
Distribution Eskimo

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GreenlandNorth Americayes88.0 %50,000
CanadaNorth Americano0.1 %38,000
United States of AmericaNorth Americano0.0 %13,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Eskimo as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.