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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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Afognak Ag'waneq  Ag'waneq  Placenames  Noun 
Aiaktalik Angyaartalek  Angyaartalek  Placenames  Noun 
Aiakulik Ayaquuliq  Ayaquuliq  Placenames  Noun 
Akhiok Kasukuak  Kasukuak  Placenames  Noun 
Alaska Alas'kaaq  Alas'kaaq  Placenames  Noun 
Alaska Peninsula Aluuwiq; Tamallkuaq  Aluuwiq; Tamallkuaq  Placenames  Noun 
Aleutian Chain Taya'ut Nunait  Taya'ut Nunait  Placenames  Noun 
Alitak All'itaq; Alitaq  All'itaq; Alitaq  Placenames  Noun 
an Afognak Island location Tutrauraluq (lost word)    Placenames  Noun 
Anchorage Kicarwik  Kicarwik  Placenames  Noun 
banya; steambath house maqiwik  maqiwik  Placenames  Noun 
barbershop; hair salon sushngawik  sushngawik  Placenames  Noun 
blackboard; writing place igarwik  igarwik  Placenames  Noun 
Cape Trinity Qangqaq  Qangqaq  Placenames  Noun 
Chenega Caniqaq  Caniqaq  Placenames  Noun 
Chignik Bay Cirniq  Cirniq  Placenames  Noun 
Chignik Lagoon Nanwarnaq  Nanwarnaq  Placenames  Noun 
Chiniak Cingiyaq  Cingiyaq  Placenames  Noun 
Chirikof Island Ukamuk  Ukamuk  Placenames  Noun 
compass atRaupaasaq  atRaupaasaq  Placenames  Noun 
Danger Bay Isuwilek  Isuwilek  Placenames  Noun 
Devil's Inlet, to It'rani Iiranun (lost word)    Placenames  Noun 
Eagle Harbor Irak  Irak  Placenames  Noun 
Fairbanks Cenk'gt'sqaq  Cenk'gt'sqaq  Placenames  Noun 
firehouse; fire station qam’rkwa’iwik  qam’rkwa’iwik  Placenames  Noun 
Hawai'i; Hawaii Hawa'iq  Hawa'iq  Placenames  Noun 
hospital (sick place) qena’uwik  qena’uwik  Placenames  Noun 
ironing board klaatirwik  klaatirwik  Placenames  Noun 
Kaguyak Kangiyaq  Kangiyaq  Placenames  Noun 
Karluk Kal'ut  Kal'ut  Placenames  Noun 
Kataq; Katani; (Afog... Qat'at  Qat'at  Placenames  Noun 
Kenai Peninsula; Den... Ken'aayuq  Ken'aayuq  Placenames  Noun 
Kodiak City Sun'aq  Sun'aq  Placenames  Noun 
Kodiak City, from Sun'amek  Sun'amek  Placenames  Locative 
Kodiak Island; island Qik'rtaq  Qik'rtaq  Placenames  Noun 
land, his nunii  nunii  Placenames  Noun 
land, their nunait  nunait  Placenames  Noun 
Larsen Bay Uyaqsaq  Uyaqsaq  Placenames  Noun 
Larsen Bay, from Uyaqsamek  Uyaqsamek  Placenames  Locative 
Little Afognak Igwiq  Igwiq  Placenames  Noun 
Lower 48; down there Camani  Camani  Placenames  Noun 
map (land's papers) nunam maRta  nunam maRta  Placenames  Noun 
map (land's papers) nunam kalikai  nunam kalikai  Placenames  Noun 
Marmot Island Na'iliraq  Na'iliraq  Placenames  Noun 
military base saltaatat elwiat  saltaatat elwiat  Placenames  Noun 
Monk's Lagoon Anwik  Anwik  Placenames  Noun 
Naknek Nakniq  Nakniq  Placenames  Noun 
Nanwalek; English Bay Nanwalek  Nanwalek  Placenames  Noun 
Nuchek Nuuciq  Nuuciq  Placenames  Noun 
Old Harbor Nuniaq  Nuniaq  Placenames  Noun 
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