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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
baking, s/he is stRaapairtuq    Food & Kitchen  Verb 
getting old, he/she/it is angut'ngautuq    Body & Health, Quali...  Verb 
same, they are all the ayuqutut or ayukutut    Qualities  Verb 
shaving, s/he is pRei'irtuq    Physical Actions  Verb 
eat fish head nasqua'arluni (lost word)    Food & Kitchen, Phys...  Verb 
coming up for air, it is puskuq (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
coming up for air puskuluni (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
charge at a person, to cu'ukarluku (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
boss around piuluni (lost word)    Community & Work, Ph...  Verb 
eke out an existence, we naamacuarluci (lost word)    Community & Work  Verb 
blessing it with hol... switiirluku (lost word)    Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
nightmare uqamai'a'uq (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
check to see; watch ... cacirsurluki (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
sniffing them cingaruaqaalluki (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
softening something ... unaiyuncarluku (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
aswarwiqllukek confronting it, they two are (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
became a bear, they two taquka'araullutek (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
singing a unique bab... inqurluki (lost word)    Community & Work, Ph...  Verb 
unclean (referring t... masaklluki (lost word)    Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
To make a hinge caRniilalirluku    Household, Community...  Verb 
put under (command) acaanun  acaanun  Physical Actions  Verb 
go down; get down (command) aciwaa  aciwaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
hit it, I aga'agaqa  aga'agaqa  Physical Actions  Verb 
name's day, it is his or her agayuuq  agayuuq  Body & Health  Verb 
left, s/he apparently agellrumauq  agellrumauq  Physical Actions  Verb 
go agi  agi  Physical Actions  Verb 
dancing, s/he is agnguartuq  agnguartuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
touch it (command) agturu  agturu  Physical Actions  Verb 
clapping, s/he is aigani qacarqurai  aigani qacarqurai  Physical Actions  Verb 
cat's cradle, s/he is playing aigartuq  aigartuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
shaking his/her hand, s/he is aigarturaa  aigarturaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
shake hands (command) aigartuuru  aigartuuru  Community & Work, Ph...  Verb 
yawning (once), s/he is aitaurtuq  aitaurtuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
going by water, s/he is aiwiyuq  aiwiyuq  Transportation  Verb 
roll (command) akaa  akaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
roll it (command) akarsgu  akarsgu  Physical Actions  Verb 
playing catch, they (2) are akiq'at'staartuk mayaciigmek  akiq'at'staartuk mayaciigmek  Physical Actions  Verb 
shiny, it is akirtuq  akirtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
salmon berries, I picked alagnarsullrianga  alagnarsullrianga  Food & Kitchen, Phys...  Verb 
scared, I am alingua  alingua  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
scared, s/he is alinguq  alinguq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
pregnant, she is (li... allakartuq  allakartuq  Body & Health  Verb 
fighting, they (2) are alltuk  alltuk  Physical Actions  Verb 
wiping it, s/he is allturaa  allturaa  Community & Work, Ph...  Verb 
nurse, she is letting him/her aamaart'staa  amaaart'staa  Physical Actions  Verb 
skinning it, s/he is amiraa  amiraa  Animals, Community &...  Verb 
going outside, s/he is an'uq llamen  an'uq llamen  Environment & Locati...  Verb 
big, it is; large, it is ang'uq  ang'uq  Qualities  Verb 
try hard, s/he will angli piciiquq  angli piciiquq  Community & Work, Ph...  Verb 
hurting or hurts, s/he/it is angq'rtuq  angq'rtuq  Body & Health  Verb 
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