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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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accordion kaRmauniaq  kaRmuuniaq  Communication & Arts  Noun 
adopted child pilinguaq  pilinguaq  People & Roles  Noun 
Afognak Ag'waneq  Ag'waneq  Placenames  Noun 
Aiaktalik Angyaartalek  Angyaartalek  Placenames  Noun 
Aiakulik Ayaquuliq  Ayaquuliq  Placenames  Noun 
aircraft (3+); thing... tengaursuutet  tengaursuutet  Transportation  Noun 
airplane tengausqaq  tengausqaq  Transportation  Noun 
pilot, airplane tengausqam nunalga  tengausqam nunalga  Transportation  Noun 
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 
Aleutian Chain Taya'ut Nunait  Taya'ut Nunait  Placenames  Noun 
Alitak All'itaq; Alitaq  All'itaq; Alitaq  Placenames  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 
ancestor cuuliraq; cuumillaq  cuuliallraq  People & Roles  Noun 
anchor kicaq  kicaq  Transportation  Noun 
Anchorage Kicarwik  Kicarwik  Placenames  Noun 
angelica uriisaq  uriisaq  Vegetation  Noun 
animals unguwallriat  unguwallriat  Animals  Noun 
ankle bone qamangaq  qamangaq  Body & Health  Noun 
ankle, sprained quuquuwariiyuq  quuquuwariiyuq  Body & Health  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 
arrow ruuwaq  ruuwaq  Community & Work  Noun 
artemisia; wormwood; stinkweed caik  caik  Vegetation  Noun 
artist munarta'ista  munarta'ista  People & Roles  Noun 
ATM; automated teller machine akirsurwik  akirsurwik  Numbers & Time  Noun 
August; Berry Moon Alagnat Iraluat  Alagnat Iraluat  Numbers & Time  Noun 
aunt, maternal acaa(q)  acaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
aunt, paternal anaanaa(q)  anaanaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
awl; punch (tool) siilagkaq (N); siilaq  siilaq  Community & Work  Noun 
axe tupuuRuq  tupuuRuq  Community & Work  Noun 
baby paipiq  piipiq  People & Roles  Noun 
baby carliaq  carliaq  People & Roles  Noun 
baby blanket carliam ulia  carliam ulia  Household  Noun 
baby carriage carliam taac'kaa'a  carliam taac'kaa'a  Household  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 
baby's things carliam caqait  carliam caqait  Household  Noun 
back (of body) pequq  pequq  Body & Health  Noun 
backpack; pack atmak  atmak  Transportation  Noun 
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