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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.

If you are unable to hear the audio files for some of the words, try a different browser. The dictionary works best when using Mozilla.

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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above it quliini  quliini  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
amongst them akuliigni  akuliigni  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
an Afognak Island location Tutrauraluq (lost word)    Environment & Locati...  Noun 
banya; steambath house maqiwik  maqiwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
barbershop; hair salon sushngawik  sushngawik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bathroom, in the nuus'hniigmi  nuus'hniigmi  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
bay kangiyaq  kangiyaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
beach quteq  quteq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
beach, at the qutmi  qutmi  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
beach, from the qutmek  qutmek  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
beach, s/he is going to the qutmen ag'uq  qutmen ag'uq  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
beach, to the qutmen  qutmen  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
bedroom qawarwik  qawarwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bedroom, in the qawarwigmi  qawarwigmi  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
behind it tunuani  tunuani  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
berry patch nunakutaq  nunakutaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
beside it caniani  caniani  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
between them qukani  qukani  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
bicycle; bike pis'ikletaq  pis'ikliitaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bigfoot; outcast; boogyman aula'aq  arula'aq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bog; swamp; wetland maraq  maraq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
brush, tangle of bushes ilagnasqat  ilagnasqat  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cannery kaanaRiiq  kaanaRiiq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cannery faapRiikaaq    Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cave legtaq  legtaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cave qaiqunaq  qaiqunaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cemetery qungurwik  qungurwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
charm for good luck;... nakernaq (lost word)  nakernaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
clay qikuq  qikuq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cliff (edge); bluff penaq; p'hnaq  penaq; p'hnaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
clinic; hospital sungcarwik; sungca’iwik  sungcarwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
coal qetek  qetek  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
compass atRaupaasaq  atRaupaasaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
copper kanuyaq  kanuyaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
current; flow carwaq  carwaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
den, animal legtaq  legtaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
Devil's Inlet, to It'rani Iiranun (lost word)    Environment & Locati...  Noun 
dirt iqaq  iqaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
earth; land nuna  nuna  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
fall (season); autumn uksuaq  uksuaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
fire; flame keneq  keneq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
firecrackers nutegparuat  nutegparuat  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
firehouse; fire station qam’rkwa’iwik  qam’rkwa’iwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
flotsam; jetsam; Wre... cam'gaut  cam'gaut  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
going outside, s/he is an'uq llamen  an'uq llamen  Environment & Locati...  Verb 
grave qunguq  qunguq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
here (by me) gwani  gwani  Environment & Locati...  Adverb 
hill ing'ingcuk  ingringcuk  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
hill, little; outcropping qumulunaq (lost word)    Environment & Locati...  Noun 
hole laakaq  laakaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
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