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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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English   Alutiiq North Alutiiq South Category Function
arrow ruuwaq  ruuwaq  Community & Work  Noun 
artist; handworker; craftsman usarta段sta  usarta段sta  Community & Work  Noun 
awl; punch (tool) siilagkaq (N); siilaq  siilaq  Community & Work  Noun 
axe tupuuRuq  tupuuRuq  Community & Work  Noun 
babysitting him, s/he is carlia'araa  carlia'araa  Community & Work  Verb 
bait narya'aq  narya'aq  Community & Work  Noun 
banker akirwigta  akirwigta  Community & Work  Noun 
barber; hairstylist sushnga段sta  sushnga段sta  Community & Work  Noun 
barrel puckaaq  puckaaq  Community & Work  Noun 
because of it/him/he... piteklluku  piteklluku  Community & Work  Complex 
binoculars qinrutak  qinrutak  Community & Work  Noun 
blackboard; writing place igarwik  igarwik  Community & Work  Noun 
books; papers naaqisuutet  naaqisuutet  Community & Work  Noun 
boss kasa段naq  kasa段naq  Community & Work  Noun 
boss around piuluni (lost word)    Community & Work  Verb 
bow (for arrow) qitguyaq  qitguyaq  Community & Work  Noun 
camera patRaitalisuuteq  patRiitalisuuteq  Community & Work  Noun 
cards, cut the (command) kaaRtaat qupkii  kaaRtaat qupkii  Community & Work  Verb 
care for someone carlia'arluku  carlia'arluku  Community & Work  Verb 
carwash kaaRam urtursuutii  kaaRam urtursuutii  Community & Work  Noun 
cement; concrete; asphalt samin'taaq  samin'taaq  Community & Work  Noun 
charcoal kianiq  kianiq  Community & Work  Noun 
chisel kelitaq  kelitaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas Eve, Russian Rausistuam Maqinra  ARusistuam Maqinra  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas lights Rausistuam tanqii  ARausistem tanqii  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas star (for Starring) suistaq  suistaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas, American KRiismaq  KRiismaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas, Russian Rausistuaq  ARusistuaq  Community & Work  Noun 
church agayuwik  agayuwik  Community & Work  Noun 
city sugyasqaq  sugyasqaq  Community & Work  Noun 
class, at litnaurwigmi  litnaurwigmi  Community & Work  Locative 
clinic; hospital sungcarwik; sungca段wik  sungcarwik  Community & Work  Noun 
computer umiartusqaq  umiartusqaq  Community & Work  Noun 
computer disk (compu... umiartusqam ang'asuutii  umiartusqam ang'asuutii  Community & Work  Noun 
computer keyboard niugneret puukicaa'it  niugneret puukicaa'it  Community & Work  Noun 
container for gathering; box taskair'suun (lost word)    Community & Work  Noun 
cross kRistaaq  kRistaaq  Community & Work  Noun 
crowbar kluyutaq  kluyutaq  Community & Work  Noun 
digging it, s/he is lagaa  lagaa  Community & Work  Verb 
digging, s/he is lagtuq  lagtuq  Community & Work  Verb 
dremmel tool tRiimalaq  tRiimalaq  Community & Work  Noun 
drill ukic'isuuteq; ukic'isuun  ukic'isuuteq; ukic'isuun  Community & Work  Noun 
drill   napaaliaq  Community & Work  Noun 
driver aka置ta段sta  aka置ta段sta  Community & Work  Noun 
dump callr'wik  callr'wik  Community & Work  Noun 
Easter Paas'kaaq  Paas'kaaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Easter egg Paas'kaam mania  Paas'kaam mania  Community & Work  Noun 
Easter, it is Paas'kaartuq  Paas'kaartuq  Community & Work  Verb 
eke out an existence, we naamacuarluci (lost word)    Community & Work  Verb 
email (fast paper) cukasqaq kalikaq  cukasqaq kalikaq  Community & Work  Noun 
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