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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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accordion kaRmauniaq  kaRmuuniaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
alphabet; letters aapit  aapit  Communication & Arts  Noun 
ball mayaciik  mayaciik  Communication & Arts  Noun 
baseball (traditiona... laptuuk  laptuuk; mayaciik  Communication & Arts  Noun 
bat, baseball piq'rquutaq  piq'ruutaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
book's insides naaqisuutem ilua  naaqisuutem ilua  Communication & Arts  Noun 
books; papers naaqisuutet  naaqisuutet  Communication & Arts  Noun 
cards kaaR'taat  kaaR'taat  Communication & Arts  Noun 
cartoons callruat  callruat  Communication & Arts  Noun 
carve it; scrape it k'ligluku  k'ligluku  Communication & Arts  Verb 
cat's cradle (tradit... aigaq  aigaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
cat's cradle, s/he is playing aigartuq  aigartuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
dance fan lliilersuuteq  lliilersuuteq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
dancing traditional ... lliilertuq  lliilertuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
dancing, they (2) are agnguartuk  agnguartuk  Communication & Arts  Noun 
dart game (traditional) augca'aq  augca'aq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
diamond (shape or cards) puup'niiq  puup'niiq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
dice; die maqaq  maqaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
disk game (tradition... kakangaq  kakangaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
drum mengqut'staaq  mengqut'staaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
drum mengquyutaq  mengquyutaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
drum; music cauyaq  cauyaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
drumstick (for music) kaugtuutaq; kaugsuun  kaugtuutaq; kaugsuun  Communication & Arts  Noun 
example; exemplary person picirtaaq  picirtaaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
firecrackers nutegparuat  nutegparuat  Communication & Arts  Noun 
fun, s/he is having nunaniqsagtuq  nunaniqsagtuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
fun, s/he is having no nunaniqsanituq  nunaniqsanituq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
game pieces (chess; ... taamat  taamat  Communication & Arts  Noun 
Getting Warm or Hide... Maqa'iyuten  Maqa'iyuten  Communication & Arts  Noun 
guessing game (traditional) kaataq  kaataq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
guitar kitaaRaq  kitaaRaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
gut (the material) qilut  qilut  Communication & Arts  Noun 
jump rope (thing for jumping) qetgau'isuuteq  qetga'arsuuteq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
kayak, s/he is making a qayaliyuq  qayaliyuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
Language niuwaciq  yuuwaciq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
learn, I don't want to liicun'itua  liicun'tua  Communication & Arts  Verb 
leather itegkaq  itegkaq; it'gkaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
leather (made from / from) itegkanek    Communication & Arts  Adjective 
legend; origin story unigkuaq  unigkuaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
mandolin; balalaika palalaa'ikaaq  palalaa'ikaaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
mandolin; balalaika mantalinaq  mantalinaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
music; musical instrument cauyutet  cauyutet  Communication & Arts  Noun 
musician cauyarwik  cauyarwik  Communication & Arts  Noun 
name ateq  ateq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
pages' words; index kalikat niugnerait  kalikat niugnerait  Communication & Arts  Noun 
paintbrush kRaasiiyuteq  kRaasiiyuteq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
painting a picture, s/he is patRaitaliuq  patRiitaliuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
painting, s/he is kRaasiirtuq  kRaasiirtuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
picture patRaitaq  patRiitaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
picture album patRaitat ulutegsuutii  patRiitat ulutegsuutii  Communication & Arts  Noun 
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