What Is the Geography of the Inuit People?

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Geographically, the Inuit people are spread out across the Arctic. In Canada, the Inuit reside in the provinces of Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec as well as in the Northwest Territories. In Alaska, they reside above the tree line. Another geographical location of the Inuit is in Russia.

The Inuit are known by that name in Canada. In Alaska, they are known as the Yupik or Inupiat. In Russia, they are known as the Yupik. The Inuit shaped their traditional way of life based on the geographical locations they lived in, which have extremely cold climates and barren landscapes. As a result, the Inuit developed a number of distinctive tools and housing structures.