National Inuit org approves new unified writing system

The board of directors that oversees Canada’s national Inuit organization has agreed to move ahead on a long-awaited unified Inuktut writing system.

The system, called Inuktut Qaliujaaqpait, uses Roman orthography—the same alphabet used to write in English—rather than syllabics.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says that Inuktut Qaliujaaqpait is designed to write the Inuit language, in all its dialects, across all regions of of Inuit Nunangat.