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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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ankle bone qamangaq  qamangaq  Body & Health  Noun 
ankle, sprained quuquuwariiyuq  quuquuwariiyuq  Body & Health  Noun 
arm (his/her) ipia  ipii  Body & Health  Noun 
armpit; underarm uneq; ipim acaani  uneq; ipim acaani  Body & Health  Noun 
ate it, s/he probably pitullruma  pitullruma  Body & Health  Verb 
back (of body) pequq  pequq  Body & Health  Noun 
back of body tunuq  tunuq  Body & Health  Noun 
bandage patuciq  patuciq  Body & Health  Noun 
banya; steambath house maqiwik  maqiwik  Body & Health  Noun 
bathing, s/he was steam maqillria  maqillia  Body & Health  Verb 
bathroom, I am searc... nuus'hnirsurtua  nuus'hnirsurtua  Body & Health  Verb 
bathroom, I need to use the nuus'hnircugtua  nuus'hnircugtua  Body & Health  Verb 
bathroom, I want to use the nuus'hniryugtua  nuus'hniryugtua  Body & Health  Verb 
belly aqsaq  aqsaq  Body & Health  Noun 
bellybutton; navel qallaciq  qallaciq  Body & Health  Noun 
birth control pills piluliit qumin'irsuutet  pilulit qumin'irsuutet  Body & Health  Noun 
birthing him/her, she is sugkwaraa  sugkwaraa  Body & Health  Verb 
blessing it with hol... switiirluku (lost word)    Body & Health  Verb 
blood auk  auk  Body & Health  Noun 
bloodletting horn melutaq  melutaq  Body & Health  Noun 
body qaik  qaik  Body & Health  Noun 
body's insides; organs qaim ilua  qaim ilua  Body & Health  Noun 
bone(s) neneq (1); nenret (3+)  neneq (1); nenret (3+)  Body & Health  Noun 
brain ilquq  ilquq  Body & Health  Noun 
breast pump (thing f... amam puumpaa'a  amam puumpaa'a  Body & Health  Noun 
breath mint; breath freshener anernerem tepk'gca'isuutii  anernerem tepk'gca'isuutii  Body & Health  Noun 
buttocks nulluk  nulluk  Body & Health  Noun 
cast (bone's holder) nenrem tuumiaq'suutii  nenrem tuumiaq'suutii  Body & Health  Noun 
cataract talataq (lost word)    Body & Health  Noun 
charm for good luck;... nakernaq (lost word)  nakernaq  Body & Health  Noun 
cheek ulluwaq  ulluwaq  Body & Health  Noun 
chest gaateq  gaateq  Body & Health  Noun 
chin tamluq  tamluq  Body & Health  Noun 
cough medicine qwirsuuteq  qwirsuuteq  Body & Health  Noun 
cowlick   tatek  Body & Health  Noun 
crutch; cane aya'uq  aya'uq  Body & Health  Noun 
dead, s/he is tuqumauq  tuqumauq  Body & Health  Verb 
dentist guuta'ista  guuta'ista  Body & Health  Noun 
diapering the baby, s/he is pat'stiilkaa cimiraa  pat'stiilkaa cimiraa  Body & Health  Verb 
ear cuuteq  cuuteq  Body & Health  Noun 
elbow ipuk; elquq  ikuwik; ikuk  Body & Health  Noun 
eye iingalaq  iingalaq  Body & Health  Noun 
eyebrow qaugluq; qaaplut  qaugluq  Body & Health  Noun 
eyelashes qemeryat  qemeryat  Body & Health  Noun 
face giinaq  giinaq  Body & Health  Noun 
fake eye; contact lens iingalaruaq  iingalaruaq  Body & Health  Noun 
fingernail stuk  stuk  Body & Health  Noun 
fingers sua'at  sua'at  Body & Health  Noun 
fist tengluk  tengluk  Body & Health  Noun 
fontanel; soft spot anerteqgwik  anerteqgwik  Body & Health  Noun 
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