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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
aircraft (3+); thing... tengaursuutet  tengaursuutet  Transportation  Noun 
airplane tengausqaq  tengausqaq  Transportation  Noun 
airplane, by tengausqagun  tengausqakun  Transportation  Locative 
airstrip; airport mitgwik  mitgwik  Transportation  Noun 
anchor kicaq  kicaq  Transportation  Noun 
arrived (by), I t'kit'llrianga  t'kit'llianga  Transportation  Verb 
backpack; pack atmak  atmak  Transportation  Noun 
bell kuluk'aunaq  kuluk'uunaq  Transportation  Noun 
bicycle; bike pis'ikletaq  pis'ikliitaq  Transportation  Noun 
boat rudder aRulaq  aRulaq  Transportation  Noun 
boat, by paRag'autagun  paRag'uutakun  Transportation  Locative 
boat, fishing paRag'autaq  paRag'uutaq  Transportation  Noun 
bow, its (boat) cungua  cungua  Transportation  Noun 
bus kaaRarpak  kaaRarpak  Transportation  Noun 
bus kaaRarsinaq  kaaRarsinaq  Transportation  Noun 
bus paas'aq  paas'aq  Transportation  Noun 
canoe angyaruaq  angyaruaq  Transportation  Noun 
car; truck kaaRaq  kaaRaq  Transportation  Noun 
crane (thing that raises) qulwart'suuteq  qulwart'suuteq  Transportation  Noun 
dock pRiis'tanaq  pRiis'tanaq  Transportation  Noun 
dory tauRaq  tuuRaq  Transportation  Noun 
dory, by tauRagun  tuuRakun  Transportation  Locative 
driver aka’uta’ista  aka’uta’ista  Transportation  Noun 
flies, it; flying teng'uq  teng'uq  Transportation  Verb 
float vest; life vest pugtaqutaq silutaq  pugtaqutaq silitaq  Transportation  Noun 
float; buoy pugtaqutaq; puuyaq  pugtaqutaq; puuyaq  Transportation  Noun 
float; life ring pugtarsuuteq  pugtarsuuteq  Transportation  Noun 
floatplane at'alaq  at'alaq  Transportation  Noun 
flying, it is tengaurtuq  tengaurtuq  Transportation  Verb 
four-wheeler; ATV masiinakliitarpak  masiinakliitarpak  Transportation  Noun 
go by water, things to aiwisuutet  aiwisuutet  Transportation  Noun 
going by water, s/he is aiwiyuq  aiwiyuq  Transportation  Verb 
heated seat (butt's warmer) nullum uqna'isuutii  nullum uqna'isuutii  Transportation  Noun 
helicopter cilrayuguaq  cilrayuguaq  Transportation  Noun 
jet; big plane tengausqasinaq  tengausqasinaq  Transportation  Noun 
kayak; boat, skin qayaq  qayaq  Transportation  Noun 
keel (boat) kiilaq  kiilaq  Transportation  Noun 
motorcycle umtuusaikalaq  umtuusaikalaq  Transportation  Noun 
motorcycle masiinakliitaq  masiinakliitaq  Transportation  Noun 
oar caqiyuteq  caqiyuteq  Transportation  Noun 
oarlock akluucaq  akluucaq  Transportation  Noun 
oarlock akluucanaq  akluucanaq  Transportation  Noun 
paddle anguaq  anguaq  Transportation  Noun 
paddle angua'uteq  angua'uteq  Transportation  Noun 
pilot, airplane tengausqam nunalga  tengausqam nunalga  Transportation  Noun 
propeller cakgwiq  cakgwiq  Transportation  Noun 
road, on the aprutmi  aprutmi  Transportation  Locative 
rope aRafkuq  iRufkuq  Transportation  Noun 
rowing, s/he is anguartuq  anguartuq  Transportation  Verb 
sail rauciq  raa'yuciq  Transportation  Noun 
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