Inuktitut is spoken in Northern parts of Canada including Nunavut and parts of Quebec, Manitoba and Labrador. It is identified as an official language in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. It is estimated that there are about 35,000 Inuktitut speakers.
A Latin alphabet writing system was brought to Inuit people by missionaries to introduce Christianity and the Bible. Before that, Inuktitut had been passed on orally in stories, legends and songs. Although there are regional differences in dialects and writing systems, all Inuit languages share roots that can be traced back thousands of years.