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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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banya; steambath house maqiwik  maqiwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bay kangiyaq  kangiyaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
beach quteq  quteq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bedroom qawarwik  qawarwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bicycle; bike pis'ikletaq  pis'ikliitaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bigfoot; outcast; boogyman aula'aq  arula'aq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
bog; swamp; wetland maraq  maraq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
brush, tangle of bushes ilagnasqat  ilagnasqat  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cannery kaanaRiiq  kaanaRiiq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cannery faapRiikaaq    Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cemetery qungurwik  qungurwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
cliff (edge); bluff penaq; p'hnaq  penaq; p'hnaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
clinic; hospital sungcarwik; sungca’iwik  sungcarwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
compass atRaupaasaq  atRaupaasaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
den, animal legtaq  legtaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
dirt iqaq  iqaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
earth; land nuna  nuna  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
fall (season); autumn uksuaq  uksuaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
fire; flame keneq  keneq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
firecrackers nutegparuat  nutegparuat  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
flotsam; jetsam; Wre... cam'gaut  cam'gaut  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
grave qunguq  qunguq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
hill ing'ingcuk  ingringcuk  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
hole laakaq  laakaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
lake nanwaq  nanwaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
moon; month iraluq  iraluq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
mountain ing'iq  ingriq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
ocean; sea; water, salt imaq  imaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
phosphorescence (in water) riraarqaa'uq; tanqiyarqaa'uq  riraarqaa'uq; tanqiyarqaa'uq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
point (land) cingiyaq  cingiyaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
pond nanwangcuk  nanwangcuk  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
post office kalikarwik  kalikarwik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
river kuik  kuik  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
river bank; shore kuigem c'hnii  kuigem c'hnii  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
river bank; shore kuigem awatii  kuigem awatii  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
road; trail apruteq; aprun  apruteq; aprun  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
rock; stone yaamaq  yaamaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
sand qauguyaq  qauguyaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
sandcastle qauguyamek engluq  qauguyamek ungluq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
sky; environment; we... lla  lla  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
sleeping bag qawarsuuteq  qawarsuuteq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
spring (season) ugnerkaq  ugnerkaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
steam arillaq  arillaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
stream kuiguaq  kuiguaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
summer (season); year kiak  kiak  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
sunglasses macarsuutek  macarsuutek  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
tent palat'kaaq  palat'kaaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
tide, big tungisinaq  tungisinaq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
tide, high tung'iq  tung'iq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
tide, low ken'aq  ken'aq  Environment & Locati...  Noun 
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