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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.

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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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oval akagnganguasqaq  akagnganguasqaq  Qualities  Noun 
circle akagngasqaq  akagngasqaq  Qualities  Noun 
Many; a lot; numerous amlertut  amlertut  Qualities  Pronoun 
brown one anarngasqaq  anarngasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
big, it is; large, it is ang'uq  ang'uq  Qualities  Verb 
bigger than him/her, s/he is angenqaa  angenqaa  Qualities  Adjective 
getting old, he/she/it is angut'ngautuq    Qualities  Verb 
heavy (weight), it is artunartuq  artunartuq  Qualities  Verb 
bad, it is; good, it is not asiituq  asiituq  Qualities  Verb 
good, it is asirtuq  asirtuq  Qualities  Verb 
orange one auRengciirngasqaq  uuRingciirngasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
opposites; not the s... ayugutenilngut  ayugutenilngut  Qualities  Noun 
same, they are all the ayuqutut or ayukutut    Qualities  Verb 
shapes; patterns (th... canamasqat  canamasqat  Qualities  Noun 
purple one cuawagnguasqaq  cuawagnguasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
ugly; not pretty he/she/it is cucunaituq  cucunaituq  Qualities  Verb 
pretty; beautiful he/she/it is cucunartuq  cucunartuq  Qualities  Verb 
slower (command) cukailuten  cukailuten  Qualities  Verb 
slow, s/he/it is going too cukaipakartuq  cukaipakartuq  Qualities  Verb 
slow, s/he/it is cukaituq  cukaituq  Qualities  Verb 
fast, s/he/it apparently went cukallrumauq  cukallrumauq  Qualities  Verb 
fast, s/he/it is cukauq  cukauq  Qualities  Verb 
fast, s/he is going too cukawakartuq  cukawakartuq  Qualities  Verb 
green one cungaruasqaq  cungaruasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
blue one cungasqaq; cungaq  cungasqaq; cungaq  Qualities  Adjective 
loud, s/he/it is not; quiet emkiituq  emkiituq  Qualities  Verb 
laughing, s/he is englartuq  englartuq  Qualities  Verb 
clean, s/he/it is eprituq  eprituq  Qualities  Verb 
rough, it is gagtuq  gagtuq  Qualities  Verb 
open, it is ikirngauq  ikirngauq  Qualities  Verb 
empty, it is imaituq  imaituq  Qualities  Verb 
dirty, s/he/it is iqatuuq  iqatuuq  Qualities  Verb 
crescent; moon (shape) iraluruaq  iraluruaq  Qualities  Noun 
paints; colors kRaas'kaat  kRaas'kaat  Qualities  Noun 
short (person), s/he is kanagkituq  kanagkituq  Qualities  Verb 
tall (person), s/he is kanagtuuq  kanagtuuq  Qualities  Verb 
red one kawisqaq  kawisqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
easy, it is; difficu... kayagnaituq  kayagnaituq  Qualities  Verb 
difficult, it is; hard, it is kayagnartuq  kayagnartuq  Qualities  Verb 
dry, it is kenirtuq  kenirtuq  Qualities  Verb 
narrow, it is lurkituq  lurkituq  Qualities  Verb 
wide, it is lurtuuq  lurtuuq  Qualities  Verb 
nature; the way a pe... luumaciq  luumaciq  Qualities  Noun 
warm, it is maga'irartuq  maqa'irartuq  Qualities  Verb 
hot, s/he is; warm, s/he is maqartuq  maqartuq  Qualities  Verb 
mechanical; motorized masiinangq'rtaq  masiinangq'rtaq  Qualities  Noun 
skinny, s/he is mayartuq  mayartuq  Qualities  Verb 
wet, it is mecu'uq  mecu'uq  Qualities  Verb 
smaller than she, s/he/it is mikellqaa  mikellqaa  Qualities  Adjective 
small, it is miktuq  miktuq  Qualities  Verb 
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