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Christopher Koonooka

Christopher Koonooka

Christopher Koonooka is from Gambell on St. Lawrence Island. He is a speaker of St Lawrence Island Yupik and his Yupik name is Petuwaq. He is an educator and language instructor, as well as a well-published transliterator and translator, who has written books in Yupik and collaborated on dictionaries. [Last updated in 2013]