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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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end, the iqua  iqua  Greetings & Expressi...  Noun 
name (is), my atqa  atqa  Greetings & Expressi...  Noun 
name (is), your atren  atren  Greetings & Expressi...  Noun 
bathroom, I am searc... nuus'hnirsurtua  nuus'hnirsurtua  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
bathroom, I need to use the nuus'hnircugtua  nuus'hnircugtua  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
bathroom, I want to use the nuus'hniryugtua  nuus'hniryugtua  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
give this to you, I mina'amken  mina'amken  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
help me?, can you ikayukau'arpenga-qaa?  ikayukau'arpenga-qaa?  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
play?, will you wamciquten-qaa?  wamciquten-qaa?  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
see you (again), I'll; goodbye tang'rciqamken (cali)  tang'rciqamken (cali)  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
thanks is not necess... quyanaituq  quyanaituq  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
try it (command)   taqu'ru  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
try me!   taqu'nga  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
want to..., if you   piucikut  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
know it, I do nallun’itaqa  nallun’itaqa  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
I don't know it nalluwaqa  nalluwaqa  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
I know that one (per... nallun'taqa taugna  nallun'taqa taugna  Greetings & Expressi...  Verb 
who is that near you kina taugna  kina taugna  Greetings & Expressi...  Pronoun 
who is this kina(-mi) una  kina(-mi) una  Greetings & Expressi...  Pronoun 
What? Huh? Qayu?  Qayu?  Greetings & Expressi...  Pronoun 
enough awa'i  awa'i  Greetings & Expressi...  Adjective 
how cestun  cestun  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
right away pianarpiaq  pianarpiaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
when (future) qaku  qaku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
when (past) qangwaq  qangwaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
when is it camiku  camiku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where (is it) naama  naama  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where (through; via) natgun  natgun  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where at nani  nani  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where from naken  naken  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
Where is _____? Naama-mi ___?  Naama-mi ___?  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where is it located nani etaa  nani etaa  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where to natmen  natmen  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
who is this? kina-llu?  kina-llu?  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
why is it? qai-cali?  qai-cali?  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
maybe allrak  allrak  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
because of that; and... pettam; petta (lost word)    Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
later ataku  ataku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
Far out! (very far) Ikanisinaq  Ikanisinaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
for you, this is ellpet una pin  ellpet una pin  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
How do you say it li... Cestun ap'rtaaraat Sugt'stun?  Cestun ap'rtaaraat Sugt'stun?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
understand, I don't kangircinitua; kangircunitua  kangircinitua; kangircunitua  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
Where are you staying? Nani et'cit?  Nani et'cit?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
Where did he go? Nat'en agellria?  Nat'en agellia?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
Where did you catch this? Naken pitag'ken?  Naken pitag'ken?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
Where did you come from? Naken taillriaten?  Naken taillriaten?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
Where did you find it? Naken ikuken?  Naken ikuken?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
What color is it? Caquciq kRaas'kaat?  Caquciq kRaas'kaat?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
miss you, I kusuwamken  kusuwamken  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
What's wrong with you? Qayuhnguarll'raq?  Qayuhnguarll'raq?  Greetings & Expressi...  Complex 
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