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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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Sunday; Prayer or Feast Day Agayuneq  Agayuneq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
holiday, religious agayuusinaq  agayuusinaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
Tuesday Aipi'in  Aipi'in  Numbers & Time  Noun 
evening akgua'aq  akgua'aq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
yesterday akgua'aq  akgua'aq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
tonight akgua'aqu  akgua'aqu  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
credit card; debit card akiilngum kaaRtaa'a  akiilngum kaaRtaa'a  Numbers & Time  Noun 
bills akiilngut  akiilngut  Numbers & Time  Noun 
dollar(s); money akiq (1); akik (2); akit (3+)  akiq (1); akik (2); akit (3+)  Numbers & Time  Noun 
ATM; automated teller machine akirsurwik  akirsurwik  Numbers & Time  Noun 
piggybank; bank, little akirsuungcuk  akirsuungcuk  Numbers & Time  Noun 
bank (financial institution) akirwik  akirwik  Numbers & Time  Noun 
wallet akiuteq  akiuteq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
August; Berry Moon Alagnat Iraluat  Alagnat Iraluat  Numbers & Time  Noun 
one o'clock allringumek kaugaa  allrilumek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
one allringuq  allriluq  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
another alluq  alluq  Numbers & Time  Pronoun 
July; Pink Salmon Moon Amartut Iraluat  Amartut Iraluat  Numbers & Time  Noun 
a lot; quite a bit angli  angli  Numbers & Time  Pronoun 
six arwilgen  arwilgen  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
sixty arwilgen qula  arwilgen qula  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
six o'clock arwilgenek kaugaa  arwilgenek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
later ataku  ataku  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
again; and; too; also; more cali  cali  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
check (money) ciikaaq  ciikaaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
calendar cisllaaq  cisllaaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
nickel; a five cent coin citwiltaq  citwiltaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
January; First Moon Cuqllirpaaq Iraluq  Cuqllirpaaq Iraluq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
little, a ellma  ellma  Numbers & Time  Adjective 
little bit, a ellmangcugmek  ellmangcugmek  Numbers & Time  Noun 
day erneq (1); erneret or ernet (3+)  erneq (1); erneret or ernet (3+)  Numbers & Time  Noun 
today; this afternoon ernerpak  ernerpak  Numbers & Time  Noun 
ago, a few days iciwaq  iciwaq  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
or; either ili  ili  Numbers & Time  Other 
eight o'clock inglulegnek kaugaa  inglulegnek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
eight inglulgen  inglulgen  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
eighty inglulgen qula  inglulgen qula  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
March; Hungry Moon Kaignasqaq Iraluq  Kaignasqaq Iraluq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
October; Runny Nose Moon Kak'gllum Iralua  Kak'gllum Iralua  Numbers & Time  Noun 
calendar kalintaRaq  kalintaRaq  Numbers & Time  Noun 
summer, in the kiagmi  kiagmi  Numbers & Time  Complex 
summer, this kiagpak  kiagpak  Numbers & Time  Noun 
summer (season); year kiak  kiak  Numbers & Time  Noun 
summer, next kiaku  kiaku  Numbers & Time  Noun 
seasons (weather's changes) llam cimiyuca  llam cimiyuca  Numbers & Time  Noun 
two o'clock mal'ugnek kaugaa  mal'ugnek kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
two thirty o'clock mal'ugnek qupii kaugaa  mal'ugnek qupii kaugaa  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
two mal'uk  mal'uk  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
seven mallruungin  mallruungin  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
seventy mallruungin qula  mallruungin qula  Numbers & Time  Numeral 
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