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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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a lot; quite a bit angli  angli  Numbers & Time  Pronoun 
a sour thing quuhnasqaq  quuhnasqaq  Qualities, Senses & ...  Adjective 
above it quliini  quliini  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
accordion kaRmauniaq  kaRmuuniaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
actor maas’kartumasqaq  maas’kartumasqaq  People & Roles  Noun 
adopted child pilinguaq  pilinguaq  People & Roles  Noun 
Afognak Ag'waneq  Ag'waneq  Placenames  Noun 
again; and; too; also; more cali  cali  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
ago, a few days iciwaq  iciwaq  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
Aiaktalik Angyaartalek  Angyaartalek  Placenames  Noun 
Aiakulik Ayaquuliq  Ayaquuliq  Placenames  Noun 
aircraft (3+); thing... tengaursuutet  tengaursuutet  Transportation  Noun 
airplane tengausqaq  tengausqaq  Transportation  Noun 
airplane, by tengausqagun  tengausqakun  Transportation  Locative 
airstrip; airport mitgwik  mitgwik  Transportation  Noun 
Akhiok Kasukuak  Kasukuak  Placenames  Noun 
Alaska Alas'kaaq  Alas'kaaq  Placenames  Noun 
Alaska Peninsula Aluuwiq; Tamallkuaq  Aluuwiq; Tamallkuaq  Placenames  Noun 
Aleut; Unungan Taya'uq  Taya'uq  People & Roles  Noun 
Aleutian Chain Taya'ut Nunait  Taya'ut Nunait  Placenames  Noun 
Alitak All'itaq; Alitaq  All'itaq; Alitaq  Placenames  Noun 
alphabet; letters aapit  aapit  Communication & Arts  Noun 
Alutiiq ice cream pirinaq  pirinaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
Alutiiq ice cream akutaq  akutaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
American MiRikaan'saaq  MiRikaan'saaq  People & Roles  Noun 
amongst them akuliigni  akuliigni  Environment & Locati...  Locative 
an Afognak Island location Tutrauraluq (lost word)    Placenames, Environm...  Noun 
ancestor cuuliraq; cuumillaq  cuuliallraq  People & Roles  Noun 
anchor kicaq  kicaq  Transportation  Noun 
Anchorage Kicarwik  Kicarwik  Placenames  Noun 
and then taumi  taumi  Greetings & Expressi...  Other 
angelica uriisaq  uriisaq  Vegetation  Noun 
angry, s/he was probably kumegllumauq  kum'gllrumauq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
animals unguwallriat  unguwallriat  Animals  Noun 
ankle bone qamangaq  qamangaq  Body & Health  Noun 
ankle, sprained quuquuwariiyuq  quuquuwariiyuq  Body & Health  Noun 
another alluq  alluq  Numbers & Time  Pronoun 
antler ciruneq  ciruneq  Animals  Noun 
apple yaaplakaaq  yaaplakaaq  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
April; Warming Moon Uqna'isurt'sqaq Iraluq  Uqna'isurt'sqaq Iraluq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
apron peRit'hniik  piRit'hniik  Food & Kitchen  Noun 
arctic entry siinaq  siinaq  Household  Noun 
arm (his/her) ipia  ipii  Body & Health  Noun 
armoire; dresser atkut skaapaq  agunat skaapaq  Household  Noun 
armpit; underarm uneq; ipim acaani  uneq; ipim acaani  Body & Health  Noun 
arrived (by), I t'kit'llrianga  t'kit'llianga  Physical Actions, Tr...  Verb 
arrow ruuwaq  ruuwaq  Community & Work  Noun 
artemisia; wormwood; stinkweed caik  caik  Vegetation  Noun 
artist munarta'ista  munarta'ista  People & Roles  Noun 
artist; handworker; craftsman usarta’ista  usarta’ista  Community & Work, Pe...  Noun 
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