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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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English   Alutiiq North Alutiiq South Category Function
arrived (by), I t'kit'llrianga  t'kit'llianga  Physical Actions  Verb 
aswarwiqllukek confronting it, they two are (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
ate it, s/he probably pitullruma  pitullruma  Physical Actions  Verb 
backwards; to the back kingutmen  kingutmen  Physical Actions  Adverb 
bath, take a (command) maqiyaa  maqiyaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
bathing, s/he was steam maqillria  maqillia  Physical Actions  Verb 
bathroom, I am searc... nuus'hnirsurtua  nuus'hnirsurtua  Physical Actions  Verb 
bathroom, I need to use the nuus'hnircugtua  nuus'hnircugtua  Physical Actions  Verb 
bathroom, I want to use the nuus'hniryugtua  nuus'hniryugtua  Physical Actions  Verb 
became a bear, they two taquka'araullutek (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
berry picking nunaquluni  nunaquluni  Physical Actions  Verb 
biting, he/she/it; bite kegmartuq  kegmartuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
blessing it with hol... switiirluku (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
block it; weathered in sapurluni  sapurluni  Physical Actions  Verb 
boss around piuluni (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
bring it (command) taisgu  taisgu  Physical Actions  Verb 
bring it to me (command) taisgu guamnun  taisgu guamnun  Physical Actions  Verb 
care for someone carlia'arluku  carlia'arluku  Physical Actions  Verb 
carry it, I will tuumiaqciqaqa  tuumiaciqaqa  Physical Actions  Verb 
carrying it, s/he/it is tuumiaqaa  tuumiaqaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
carve it; scrape it k'ligluku  k'ligluku  Physical Actions  Verb 
charge at a person, to cu'ukarluku (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
check to see; watch ... cacirsurluki (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
clapping, s/he is aigani qacarqurai  aigani qacarqurai  Physical Actions  Verb 
clean up (command) perirturu  perirturu  Physical Actions  Verb 
cleaning, they are p'rirca'i'yut  p'rirca'i'yut  Physical Actions  Verb 
climb (command) mayuwa  mayuwa  Physical Actions  Verb 
climb it (command) mayuru  mayuru  Physical Actions  Verb 
climbing, s/he is mayurtuq  mayurtuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
close it (command) patugiu  patugiu  Physical Actions  Verb 
come here (command) tai-gut  tai-gut  Physical Actions  Verb 
coming up for air puskuluni (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
coming up for air, it is puskuq (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
cooked it, s/he probably kenillruma  kenillruma  Physical Actions  Verb 
cooking it, s/he is keniraa  keniraa  Physical Actions  Verb 
cooking, s/he is kenirtuq  kenirtuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
crawl (command) pangalegaa  auraa  Physical Actions  Verb 
crawling, s/he is pangalegtuq  aurartuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
dancing, s/he is agnguartuq  agnguartuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
digging it, s/he is lagaa  lagaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
digging, s/he is lagtuq  lagtuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
divide it up, s/he will qupkuiciqaa  qupkuiciqaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
dividing it up, s/he is qupkuitaa  qupkuitaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
downward kanaut  kanaut  Physical Actions  Adverb 
dreaming, s/he is qawangurtua'uq  qawangurtua'uq  Physical Actions  Verb 
drying it, s/he is kinengciraa  kinengciraa  Physical Actions  Verb 
dump trash, s/he is going to pumuuwiniik kugyaturaa  pumuuwiniik kugyaturaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
eat fish head nasqua'arluni (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
eating, I am ner'ua  ner'ua  Physical Actions  Verb 
face me (command) caugnga  caunga  Physical Actions  Verb 
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