Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!
New! » Create account

Uyaquq (also Uyaquk or Uyakoq; sometimes referred to in English as Helper Neck) (ca. 1860–1924) was a Yupik Moravian Helper and linguistic genius who went from being an illiterate adult to inventing a series of writing systems for his native language and then producing translations of the Bible and other religious works in a period of five years. [1]

22 relations: Alaska, Bible, Central Alaskan Yup'ik language, Central Alaskan Yup'ik people, Chinese language, Christianity, Egyptian language, Elder (Christianity), John and Edith Kilbuck, Kuskokwim River, Linguistics, Literacy, Moravian Church, Neck, Proto-writing, Russian Orthodox Church, Shamanism, Syllabary, Syllable, University of Alaska system, Yugtun script, Yupik peoples.

Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent.

New!!: Uyaquq and Alaska · See more »

The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity.

New!!: Uyaquq and Bible · See more »

Central Alaskan Yup'ik or just Yup'ik (also called Yupik, Central Yup'ik, or indigenously Yugtun) is one of the languages of Yupik family, in turn a member of the Eskimo–Aleut language group, spoken in western and southwestern Alaska.

New!!: Uyaquq and Central Alaskan Yup'ik language · See more »

The Yup'ik or Yupiaq (sg & pl) and Yupiit or Yupiat (pl), also Central Alaskan Yup'ik, Central Yup'ik, Alaskan Yup'ik (own name Yup'ik sg Yupiik dual Yupiit pl), are an Eskimo people of western and southwestern Alaska ranging from southern Norton Sound southwards along the coast of the Bering Sea on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (including living on Nelson and Nunivak Islands) and along the northern coast of Bristol Bay as far east as Nushagak Bay and the northern Alaska Peninsula at Naknek River and Egegik Bay.

New!!: Uyaquq and Central Alaskan Yup'ik people · See more »

Chinese (汉语 / 漢語; Hànyǔ or 中文; Zhōngwén) is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

New!!: Uyaquq and Chinese language · See more »

ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

New!!: Uyaquq and Christianity · See more »

Egyptian is the oldest known language of Egypt and a branch of the Afroasiatic language family.

New!!: Uyaquq and Egyptian language · See more »

An elder in Christianity is a person who is valued for wisdom and holds a position of responsibility in a Christian group.

New!!: Uyaquq and Elder (Christianity) · See more »

John Henry Kilbuck (May 15, 18611922) — sometimes spelled Killbuck (Lenape)— and his wife, Edith Kilbuck (née Romig; April 16, 18651933), were Moravian missionaries in southwestern Alaska in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

New!!: Uyaquq and John and Edith Kilbuck · See more »

The Kuskokwim River or Kusko River (Kusquqvak in Yup'ik) is a river, long, in Southwest Alaska in the United States.

New!!: Uyaquq and Kuskokwim River · See more »

Linguistics is the scientific study of language.

New!!: Uyaquq and Linguistics · See more »

Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write.

New!!: Uyaquq and Literacy · See more »

The Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum, meaning "Unity of the Brethren"; Moravští bratři) is one of the oldest Protestant denominations in the world, with its heritage dating back to the Bohemian Reformation in the fifteenth century.

New!!: Uyaquq and Moravian Church · See more »

The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk.

New!!: Uyaquq and Neck · See more »

The early writing systems that emerged in Eurasia in the early 3rd millennium BC were not a sudden invention.

New!!: Uyaquq and Proto-writing · See more »

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC; Rússkaya Pravoslávnaya Tsérkov), alternatively legally known as the Moscow Patriarchate (Moskóvskiy Patriarkhát), is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox patriarchates.

New!!: Uyaquq and Russian Orthodox Church · See more »

Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.

New!!: Uyaquq and Shamanism · See more »

A syllabary is a set of written symbols that represent the syllables or (more frequently) moras which make up words.

New!!: Uyaquq and Syllabary · See more »

A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds.

New!!: Uyaquq and Syllable · See more »

The University of Alaska is a land-grant university founded in 1917 in Fairbanks, over forty years before the Alaska Statehood Act of 1959.

New!!: Uyaquq and University of Alaska system · See more »

The Yugtun or Alaska script is a syllabary invented around the year 1900 by Uyaquq to write the Central Alaskan Yup'ik language.

New!!: Uyaquq and Yugtun script · See more »

The Yupik are a group of indigenous or aboriginal peoples of western, southwestern, and southcentral Alaska and the Russian Far East.

New!!: Uyaquq and Yupik peoples · See more »

Redirects here:

Helper Neck, Helper neck, Uyakoq, Uyakuq, Uyaquk.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyaquq

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »