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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.

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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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arctic entry siinaq  siinaq  Household  Noun 
armoire; dresser atkut skaapaq  agunat skaapaq  Household  Noun 
baby blanket carliam ulia  carliam ulia  Household  Noun 
baby carriage carliam taac'kaa'a  carliam taac'kaa'a  Household  Noun 
baby's things carliam caqait  carliam caqait  Household  Noun 
banya; steambath house maqiwik  maqiwik  Household  Noun 
bath, take a (command) maqiyaa  maqiyaa  Household  Verb 
bathroom, in the nuus'hniigmi  nuus'hniigmi  Household  Locative 
bathroom; outhouse nuus'hniik  nuus'hniik  Household  Noun 
bathtub saikaaq; erturwik  saikaaq; erturwik  Household  Noun 
battery paat'Riiq  paat'Riiq  Household  Noun 
beads pisiRkat  pinguat  Household  Noun 
bed engleq  engleq  Household  Noun 
bedding; mattress alliqaq  alliqaq  Household  Noun 
bedroom qawarwik  qawarwik  Household  Noun 
bedroom, in the qawarwigmi  qawarwigmi  Household  Locative 
blanket ulik  ulik  Household  Noun 
bottle puti'ilkaaq  puti'ilkaaq  Household  Noun 
bottle, baby mugsuun; mugsuuteq  mugsuun; mugsuuteq  Household  Noun 
bottle, baby amaarsuun  amaarsuun  Household  Noun 
bowl suuparwik  suuparwik  Household  Noun 
box yaasiik  yaasiik  Household  Noun 
box, toy wamqutat yaasi'at  wamqutat yaasiit  Household  Noun 
broom kagiteq  kagiteq  Household  Noun 
broom, large/big kagitesinaq  kagit'sinaq  Household  Noun 
broom, small kagitengcuk  kagit'ngcuk  Household  Noun 
brushing teeth, s/he is suugai guut'ni  suugai guut'ni  Household  Verb 
bubble (foam) qapuq  qapuq  Household  Noun 
bucket; pail wiit'Ruuq  wiit'Ruuq  Household  Noun 
camera patRaitalisuuteq  patRiitalisuuteq  Household  Noun 
candle suic'kaaq  suic'kaaq  Household  Noun 
card game, a type TuRaak  TuRaak  Household  Noun 
card game, another t... MaRiasaq  MaRiasaq  Household  Noun 
care for someone carlia'arluku  carlia'arluku  Household  Verb 
chair stuul'ciik  aqumagwik; aqumawik  Household  Noun 
charcoal kianiq  kianiq  Household  Noun 
clock(s); watch(es); hour(s) casaaq (1); casaak (2); casaat (3+)  casaaq (1); casaak (2); casaat (3+)  Household  Noun 
closet inimawik  inimawik  Household  Noun 
clothes pin spiil'kaaq  spiil'kaaq  Household  Noun 
clothing rod; hanging place iniwik  iniwik  Household  Noun 
coal qetek  qetek  Household  Noun 
comb kacagtuut(eq)  kacagtuut(eq)  Household  Noun 
condom aRaparuaq  aRaparuaq  Household  Noun 
container for gathering; box taskair'suun (lost word)    Household  Noun 
corner qipayaq  qipayaq  Household  Noun 
couch; sofa aqumlleq  aqumlleq  Household  Noun 
couch; sofa aqum'agwik  aqum'agwik  Household  Noun 
cradle, hanging (traditional) urnaq  urnaq  Household  Noun 
crib (baby's little bed) carliam englengcua  carliam englengcua  Household  Noun 
curtains stauRkaq  gaalem patua  Household  Noun 
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