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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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adopted child pilinguaq  pilinguaq  People & Roles  Noun 
American MiRikaan'saaq  MiRikaan'saaq  People & Roles  Noun 
ancestor cuuliraq; cuumillaq  cuuliallraq  People & Roles  Noun 
artist munarta'ista  munarta'ista  People & Roles  Noun 
aunt, maternal acaa(q)  acaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
aunt, paternal anaanaa(q)  anaanaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
baby paipiq  piipiq  People & Roles  Noun 
baby carliaq  carliaq  People & Roles  Noun 
baby, her/his carlia; carliani  carlia; carliani  People & Roles  Noun 
baby, my carliaqa  carliaqa  People & Roles  Noun 
baby, your carlian  carlian  People & Roles  Noun 
baker stRaapai  uucista  People & Roles  Noun 
barista kaufialista  kuugialista; kuufialista  People & Roles  Noun 
bigfoot; outcast; boogyman aula'aq  arula'aq  People & Roles  Noun 
Black person; African American Alap'aaq; ARap'aaq  Alap'aaq; ARap'aaq  People & Roles  Noun 
boy tan'uraq  tan'uraq  People & Roles  Noun 
brother (older) aningaa(q)  aningaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
captain naRiaciik  naRaciik  People & Roles  Noun 
carpenter maas'tiRaq  maas'tiRaq  People & Roles  Noun 
chief tuyuq  tuyuq  People & Roles  Noun 
children (2) uswiillraak  uswiillraak  People & Roles  Noun 
Chinese person Kitait'saaq  Kitait'saaq  People & Roles  Noun 
cook; chef kenirta  kenirta  People & Roles  Noun 
cousin iluwaq  iluwaq  People & Roles  Noun 
daughter paniyaq  paniyaq  People & Roles  Noun 
Devil Iiyaq  Iiyaq  People & Roles  Noun 
doctor taug'taRaq  tuug'taRaq  People & Roles  Noun 
elder cuqlliq  cuqlliq  People & Roles  Noun 
family ilat  ilat  People & Roles  Noun 
family, this is my ukut ilanka  ukut ilanka  People & Roles  Noun 
father; dad taata(q)  taata(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
father; dad ata(q)  ata(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
fisherman iqallugsurta  iqallugsurta  People & Roles  Noun 
girl arya'aq  arya'aq  People & Roles  Noun 
grandchild elltuwaq  elltuwaq  People & Roles  Noun 
grandfather tetuska(q)  tetuska(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
grandfather apaa(q)  apaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
grandmother paapuska(q)  emaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
grantor (one who gives) minartuwista; minartuwisqaq  minartuwista; minartuwisqaq  People & Roles  Noun 
healer; doctor sungca'ista  sungca'ista  People & Roles  Noun 
health aide; nurse taugta'am ikaiyuwa  tuugta'am ikaiyuwa  People & Roles  Noun 
highliner (one who h... pit'nertusqaq  pit'nertusqaq  People & Roles  Noun 
hunter pisurta  pisurta  People & Roles  Noun 
husband wik  wik  People & Roles  Noun 
husband, my wiika  wiika  People & Roles  Noun 
Japanese person Yapuun'saaq  Yapuun'saaq  People & Roles  Noun 
Korean person KuRiyanaq  KuRiyanaq  People & Roles  Noun 
leader; council member angnertaq  angnertaq  People & Roles  Noun 
linguist niuwaciligaarta  yuuwaciligaarta  People & Roles  Noun 
little person; lepre... sungcuk  sungcuk  People & Roles  Noun 
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