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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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English   Alutiiq North Alutiiq South Category Function
arrow ruuwaq  ruuwaq  Community & Work  Noun 
awl; punch (tool) siilagkaq (N); siilaq  siilaq  Community & Work  Noun 
axe tupuuRuq  tupuuRuq  Community & Work  Noun 
barrel puckaaq  puckaaq  Community & Work  Noun 
binoculars qinrutak  qinrutak  Community & Work  Noun 
blackboard; writing place igarwik  igarwik  Community & Work  Noun 
bow (for arrow) qitguyaq  qitguyaq  Community & Work  Noun 
camera patRaitalisuuteq  patRiitalisuuteq  Community & Work  Noun 
carwash kaaRam urtursuutii  kaaRam urtursuutii  Community & Work  Noun 
cement; concrete; asphalt samin'taaq  samin'taaq  Community & Work  Noun 
chisel kelitaq  kelitaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas Eve, Russian Rausistuam Maqinra  ARusistuam Maqinra  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas lights Rausistuam tanqii  ARausistem tanqii  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas star (for Starring) suistaq  suistaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas, American KRiismaq  KRiismaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Christmas, Russian Rausistuaq  ARusistuaq  Community & Work  Noun 
church agayuwik  agayuwik  Community & Work  Noun 
city sugyasqaq  sugyasqaq  Community & Work  Noun 
clinic; hospital sungcarwik; sungca’iwik  sungcarwik  Community & Work  Noun 
computer umiartusqaq  umiartusqaq  Community & Work  Noun 
computer disk (compu... umiartusqam ang'asuutii  umiartusqam ang'asuutii  Community & Work  Noun 
computer keyboard niugneret puukicaa'it  niugneret puukicaa'it  Community & Work  Noun 
cross kRistaaq  kRistaaq  Community & Work  Noun 
crowbar kluyutaq  kluyutaq  Community & Work  Noun 
dremmel tool tRiimalaq  tRiimalaq  Community & Work  Noun 
drill ukic'isuuteq; ukic'isuun  ukic'isuuteq; ukic'isuun  Community & Work  Noun 
drill   napaaliaq  Community & Work  Noun 
dump callr'wik  callr'wik  Community & Work  Noun 
Easter Paas'kaaq  Paas'kaaq  Community & Work  Noun 
Easter egg Paas'kaam mania  Paas'kaam mania  Community & Work  Noun 
email (fast paper) cukasqaq kalikaq  cukasqaq kalikaq  Community & Work  Noun 
escalator (steps that move) tRaapat p'tasqat  tRaapat p'tasqat  Community & Work  Noun 
Father's Day Atam Ernera  Atam Ernera  Community & Work  Noun 
file (tool for woodworking) kRiip'kaaq    Community & Work  Noun 
filter siitaq  siitaq  Community & Work  Noun 
fishing pole iqsagsuuteq  iqsagsuuteq  Community & Work  Noun 
flag(s) flak (1-2); flaaget (3+)  flak (1-2); flaaget (3+)  Community & Work  Noun 
flashlight tanqiguaq  tanqiguaq  Community & Work  Noun 
flashlight naniruaq  naniruaq  Community & Work  Noun 
glasses, work or safety pekt'suutek ackiik  pekt'suutek ackiik  Community & Work  Noun 
glue nep'at'staaq  nep'at'staaq  Community & Work  Noun 
grabber, hot stone (... tuulaq  tuulaq  Community & Work  Noun 
grant (funding) kRaan'taaq  kRaan'taaq  Community & Work  Noun 
grantor (one who gives) minartuwista; minartuwisqaq  minartuwista; minartuwisqaq  Community & Work  Noun 
gun nutek  nutek  Community & Work  Noun 
gut (the material) qilut  qilut  Community & Work  Noun 
Halloween (Masks' Day) Giinaruat Ernera  Giinaruat Ernera  Community & Work  Noun 
hammer mulut'uuk  mulut'uuk  Community & Work  Noun 
hand-barrel nastiil'kaaq  nastiil'kaaq  Community & Work  Noun 
handle puunga(q)  puunga(q)  Community & Work  Noun 
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