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-miit- is an affix that is attached to a noun meaning "to be somewhere".

illumiittuq He/she is in the house.
Jalunaimiittugut. We (3+) are in Yellowknfie.


In the South Qikiqtaaluk dialect -miit- deletes any consonant that appears immediately before it :

sirluaq shed
sirluamiittut They (3+) are in the shed.
pulaarvik living room
pulaarvimiittuuk They (2) are in the living room.


-miit- also shows up in questions:

namiippit? Where are you?
namiippa? Where is he/she/it?

-miit- has an alternate form, -niit- that shows up in expressions like:

iluaniittut They are inside.