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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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angelica uriisaq  uriisaq  Vegetation  Noun 
artemisia; wormwood; stinkweed caik  caik  Vegetation  Noun 
berries, watermelon muuguat  muuguat  Vegetation  Noun 
berry; salmonberry alagnaq  alagnaq  Vegetation  Noun 
blackberries siksa; auryat; uryat  auryat  Vegetation  Noun 
blueberries cuawat  cuawat  Vegetation  Noun 
bull kelp nasquluk  nasquluk  Vegetation  Noun 
chocolate lily root laagaq  laagaq  Vegetation  Noun 
cottonwood (tree) ciquq  ciquq  Vegetation  Noun 
cranberries, high-bush amarsat  amaryat  Vegetation  Noun 
cranberries, low bush kenegtat  kenegtat  Vegetation  Noun 
dandelion saalalraq  saalalraq  Vegetation  Noun 
devil's club cukilanarpak  cukilanarpak  Vegetation  Noun 
driftwood (logs) tep'at  tep'at  Vegetation  Noun 
driftwood (small pieces) pukilaat  pukilaat  Vegetation  Noun 
fern qaataq  qaataq  Vegetation  Noun 
fern, fiddlehead qaatuqutaq  qaatuqutaq  Vegetation  Noun 
fireweed cillqaq  cillqaq  Vegetation  Noun 
firewood (many); wood pile kenerkat  kenerkat  Vegetation  Noun 
firewood (many); wood pile iqiuwat  iqiuwat  Vegetation  Noun 
flowers suit'kaat  suit'kaat  Vegetation  Noun 
forest napartu'uq  napartu'uq  Vegetation  Noun 
garden akaRautaq  uk'uRutaq  Vegetation  Noun 
garden, in the uk'ulutami; uk'uRutami  uk'ulutami; uk'uRutami  Vegetation  Locative 
garden, in the naut'staarwigmi  naut'staarwigmi  Vegetation  Locative 
geranium, wild talltaciq  talltaciq  Vegetation  Noun 
goose tongue weguaq  weguaq  Vegetation  Noun 
grasses; grass weg'et  weg'et  Vegetation  Noun 
horsetail (plant) paumnaruaq  paumnaruaq  Vegetation  Noun 
kelp, leafy (for gardening) kapustaq  kapustaq  Vegetation  Noun 
leaf cuyaq  cuyaq  Vegetation  Noun 
moss uruq  uruq  Vegetation  Noun 
plantain, broadleaf uluruaq  uluruaq  Vegetation  Noun 
plants; vegetables naut'staat  naut'staat  Vegetation  Noun 
puchki; cow parsnip ugsuuteq  ugyuuteq  Vegetation  Noun 
raspberries, trailing puyurniit  puyurniit  Vegetation  Noun 
rhubarb, domestic Riwenaq  Riwenaq  Vegetation  Noun 
rhubarb, wild aatunaq  aatunaq  Vegetation  Noun 
root nukek  nukek  Vegetation  Noun 
salmon berries, I picked alagnarsullrianga  alagnarsullrianga  Vegetation  Verb 
seagrass; seaweed nuya'it  nuya'it  Vegetation  Noun 
seeds sim'inat  sim'inat  Vegetation  Noun 
shy maiden; single d... ikignganaq  ikignganaq  Vegetation  Noun 
spring beauty (wild flower) naanaaruaq  naanaaruaq  Vegetation  Noun 
stem (its stem) puunga  puunga  Vegetation  Noun 
tree, deciduous; alder uqgwik  uqgwik  Vegetation  Noun 
tree, spruce napaq (1); napat (3+)  napaq (1); napat (3+)  Vegetation  Noun 
willow tree nimruyaq  nimruyaq  Vegetation  Noun 
wood; stick qupuraq  qupuraq  Vegetation  Noun 
yarrow qangananguaq  qangananguaq  Vegetation  Noun 
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