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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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Alutiiq ice cream pirinaq  pirinaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
Alutiiq ice cream akutaq  akutaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
apple yaaplakaaq  yaaplakaaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
apron peRit'hniik  piRit'hniik  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bacon, slices of paikinat  piikinat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
baking soda pugsuut'ruaq  pugsuut'ruaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
baking, s/he is stRaapairtuq    Food & Kitchen  Verb 
beach foods qutmek neq'rqat  qutmek neq'rqat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
beans piin'saat  piin'caat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
beer piiwaq  piiwaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
berries, watermelon muuguat  muuguat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
berry picking nunaquluni  nunaquluni  Food & Kitchen  Verb 
berry pudding   iriiyaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
berry; salmonberry alagnaq  alagnaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
blackberries siksa; auryat; uryat  auryat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
blueberries cuawat  cuawat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bottle puti'ilkaaq  puti'ilkaaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bowl suuparwik  suuparwik  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bread gleipaq  lliipaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bread pan gleipalirsuuteq  listaaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bread, fried alatiq  alaciq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bread, fried; doughnuts lipiausqaq    Food & Kitchen  Noun 
bread, Russian Easter; kulich kulic'aaq  kulic'aaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
butter maslaq  maslaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
butter dish maslauteq  maslauteq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
butter dish maslarwik  maslarwik  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cafeteria; lunch counter nerwiguaq  nerwiguaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cake kiik'saaq; kiikeq  kiik'saaq; kiikeq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cereals muusat  muusat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cheese(s) ciisaq (1); ciisak (2); ciisat (3+)  ciisaq (1); ciisak (2); ciisat (3+)  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
chicken (farm animal) kuuRit'saaq  kuuRicaaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
chiton; bidarkie uriitaq  uriitaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
chocolate cak'alataq  cak'alataq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
chocolate lily root laagaq  laagaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
chopping it, s/he is urqigaa  urqigaa  Food & Kitchen  Verb 
cod amutaq  amutaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
coffee kaufiaq  kuugiaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
coffee maker kaufialisuun  kuugialisuun  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cookbook kenirtem naaqisuuta  kenirtem naaqisuuta  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cookbook kenirtam kalikai  kenirtam kalikai  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cooked it, s/he probably kenillruma  kenillruma  Food & Kitchen  Verb 
cookies pRaanikaat  pRaanikaat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cooking it, s/he is keniraa  keniraa  Food & Kitchen  Verb 
cooking, it is done uutaa  uutaa  Food & Kitchen  Verb 
cooking, s/he is kenirtuq  kenirtuq  Food & Kitchen  Verb 
crab sakuuq; iwalrayak  sakuuq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cracker sug'aRiq  sug'aliq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cranberries, high-bush amarsat  amaryat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cranberries, low bush kenegtat  kenegtat  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
cream pitcher muluk'uum kugsiinaa  muRuk'uum kugsiinaa  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
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