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Kodiak Alutiiq Dictionary

We are pleased to share this online dictionary. The dictionary is a work in progress and we appreciate your patience.

Search our on-line dictionary for common words, a specific word you are interested in learning, or review an entire category of words. Click the Alutiiq word to see a flashcard with an image and audio clip.

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If searching in Alutiiq for a word that contains a "Russian R", enter this character as alt-r or option-r on your keyboard.

Also try searching the Word Wiinaq, an online dictionary developed by Alutiiq language learner Will Monroe. The online dictionary allows you to see how words change when pluralized or possessed. Keep in mind that this resource is also a work in progress and words found should always be checked with a speaker. 


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a lot; quite a bit angli  angli  Numbers & Time  Pronoun 
again; and; too; also; more cali  cali  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
ago, a few days iciwaq  iciwaq  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
another alluq  alluq  Numbers & Time  Pronoun 
April; Warming Moon Uqna'isurt'sqaq Iraluq  Uqna'isurt'sqaq Iraluq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
ATM; automated teller machine akirsurwik  akirsurwik  Numbers & Time  Noun 
August; Berry Moon Alagnat Iraluat  Alagnat Iraluat  Numbers & Time  Noun 
bank (financial institution) akirwik  akirwik  Numbers & Time  Noun 
bank; storage place qumlurwiat  qumlurwiat  Numbers & Time  Noun 
bills akiilngut  akiilngut  Numbers & Time  Noun 
calendar kalintaRaq  kalintaRaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
calendar cisllaaq  cisllaaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
check (money) ciikaaq  ciikaaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
credit card; debit card akiilngum kaaRtaa'a  akiilngum kaaRtaa'a  Numbers & Time  Noun 
day erneq (1); erneret or ernet (3+)  erneq (1); erneret or ernet (3+)  Numbers & Time  Noun 
December; Snow Moon Qanim Iralua  Qanim Iralua  Numbers & Time  Noun 
dime; a ten cent coin qulen siin'taaq  qulen siin'taaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
divide it up, s/he will qupkuiciqaa  qupkuiciqaa  Numbers & Time  Verb 
dividing it up, s/he is qupkuitaa  qupkuitaa  Numbers & Time  Verb 
dollar bill, a five talliman akiq  talliman akiq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
dollar bill, a ten qulen akiq  qulen akiq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
dollar bill, a twenty suinaq akiq  suinaq akiq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
dollar(s); money akiq (1); akik (2); akit (3+)  akiq (1); akik (2); akit (3+)  Numbers & Time  Noun 
Easter Paas'kaaq  Paas'kaaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
eight inglulgen  inglulgen  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
eight o'clock inglulegnek kaugaa  inglulegnek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
eighteen qula inglulgen  qula inglulgen  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
eighty inglulgen qula  inglulgen qula  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
eleven qula allringuq  qula allriluq  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
eleven o'clock qula allringumek kaugaa  qula allrilumek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
evening akgua'aq  akgua'aq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
fall (season); autumn uksuaq  uksuaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
February; Shortest Moon Nanic'aaq Iraluq  Nanic'aaq Iraluq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
fifteen qula talliman  qula talliman  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
fifty talliman qula  talliman qula  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
five talliman  talliman  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
five o'clock tallimanek kaugaa  tallimanek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
forty staaman qula  staaman qula  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
four staaman  staaman  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
four o'clock staamanek kaugaa  staamanek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
fourteen qula staaman  qula staaman  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
Friday Tallimi'in  Tallimi'in  Numbers & Time  Noun 
holiday, big maqinsinaq  maqinsiinaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
holiday, religious agayuusinaq  agayuusinaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
How much does it cost? Qaugcinek akingq'rta?  Qaugcinek akingq'rta?  Numbers & Time  Complex 
January; First Moon Cuqllirpaaq Iraluq  Cuqllirpaaq Iraluq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
July; Pink Salmon Moon Amartut Iraluat  Amartut Iraluat  Numbers & Time  Noun 
June; Plants' Moon Naut'staat Iraluat  Naut'staat Iraluat  Numbers & Time  Noun 
little bit, a ellmangcugmek  ellmangcugmek  Numbers & Time  Noun 
little, a ellma  ellma  Numbers & Time  Adjective 
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