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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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gathering bidarkis, I'm uriitarsurtua  uriitarsurtua  Animals, Food & Kitc...  Verb 
gutting it, s/he is qiluigaa  qiluigaa  Animals, Community &...  Verb 
hunting, s/he was pisullria  pisullia  Animals, Community &...  Verb 
pretending to be a s... isuwiruangnaquq  isuwiruangnaquq  Animals, Community &...  Verb 
skinning it, s/he is amiraa  amiraa  Animals, Community &...  Verb 
coming up for air, it is puskuq (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
coming up for air puskuluni (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
charge at a person, to cu'ukarluku (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
ate it, s/he probably pitullruma  pitullruma  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
bathing, s/he was steam maqillria  maqillia  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
bathroom, I am searc... nuus'hnirsurtua  nuus'hnirsurtua  Body & Health, Greet...  Verb 
bathroom, I need to use the nuus'hnircugtua  nuus'hnircugtua  Body & Health, Greet...  Verb 
bathroom, I want to use the nuus'hniryugtua  nuus'hniryugtua  Body & Health, Greet...  Verb 
birthing him/her, she is sugkwaraa  sugkwaraa  Body & Health  Verb 
dead, s/he is tuqumauq  tuqumauq  Body & Health  Verb 
diapering the baby, s/he is pat'stiilkaa cimiraa  pat'stiilkaa cimiraa  Body & Health, House...  Verb 
head aches, his/her; headache nasqulnguuq  nasqulnguuq  Body & Health  Verb 
hurt, s/he/it has gotten angqiartuq  angqiartuq  Body & Health  Verb 
hurt, s/he/it was angqiart'llria  angqiart'llria  Body & Health  Verb 
hurting or hurts, s/he/it is angq'rtuq  angq'rtuq  Body & Health  Verb 
marrying, they (2) are kasuutuk  kasuutuk  Body & Health  Verb 
name's day, it is his or her agayuuq  agayuuq  Body & Health  Verb 
getting old, he/she/it is angut'ngautuq    Body & Health, Quali...  Verb 
pregnant, she is qumirtuq  qumirtuq  Body & Health  Verb 
pregnant, she is (li... allakartuq  allakartuq  Body & Health  Verb 
pregnant, she is (li... imanguq  imanguq  Body & Health  Verb 
sick, s/he is qena'uq  qena'uq  Body & Health  Verb 
sneezing (once), s/he is aqeshngauq  aqeshngauq  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
sneezing (repeatedly), s/he is aqeshngaurtuq  aqeshngaurtuq  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
teeth are coming in,... guutenguq  guutenguq  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
thirsty, I am patriraanga  patriraanga  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
urinating, s/he is qur'uq  qur'uq  Body & Health  Verb 
live; to be alive unguwaluni  unguwaluni  Body & Health, Quali...  Verb 
shivering, s/he is uulegtaa  uulegtaa  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
blessing it with hol... switiirluku (lost word)    Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
unclean (referring t... masaklluki (lost word)    Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
lazy; bored, he/she/it is qesauq  qesauq  Body & Health, Sense...  Verb 
dressing up, s/he is qungatuq  qungartuq  Clothing & Regalia  Verb 
embroidering, s/he is wisiiwa'igtuq  wisiiwa'igtuq  Clothing & Regalia  Verb 
sew it, s/he is about to mingq'rqutaraa  mingq'rqutaraa  Clothing & Regalia, ...  Verb 
sewing it, s/he is mingqaa  mingqaa  Clothing & Regalia, ...  Verb 
sewing, s/he is mingquq  mingquq  Clothing & Regalia, ...  Verb 
cat's cradle, s/he is playing aigartuq  aigartuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
dancing traditional ... lliilertuq  lliilertuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
fun, s/he is having nunaniqsagtuq  nunaniqsagtuq  Communication & Arts...  Verb 
fun, s/he is having no nunaniqsanituq  nunaniqsanituq  Communication & Arts...  Verb 
kayak, s/he is making a qayaliyuq  qayaliyuq  Communication & Arts...  Verb 
learn, I don't want to liicun'itua  liicun'tua  Communication & Arts...  Verb 
painting a picture, s/he is patRaitaliuq  patRiitaliuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
painting, s/he is kRaasiirtuq  kRaasiirtuq  Communication & Arts...  Verb 
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