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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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pilot nunalek    People & Roles  Noun 
teacher uciitilaq    People & Roles  Noun 
uncle tiyatia    People & Roles  Noun 
our way of life luumacirpet    People & Roles  Noun 
weatherman llaatesurta (lost word)    People & Roles  Noun 
cannibals; cannibali... sugturtasqat suu'ut (Lost Word)    People & Roles  Noun 
person, when as a suumaciwitun (lost word)    People & Roles  Complex 
cheater iqllucilekwanek (lost word)    People & Roles  Noun 
fool; liar iqllucem (lost word)    People & Roles  Noun 
whaler; whale shaman ar'ursulek (lost word)    People & Roles  Noun 
poor thing; pitiful one aa段nguall池aq  aa段nguall池aq  People & Roles  Complex 
sister, oldest aakaa(q)  aakaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
mother; mom aana(q); maama(q)  aana(q); maama(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
aunt, maternal acaa(q)  acaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
dancer agnguartaasqaq  agnguartaasqaq  People & Roles  Noun 
driver aka置ta段sta  aka置ta段sta  People & Roles  Noun 
banker akirwigta  akirwigta  People & Roles  Noun 
Black person; African American Alap'aaq; ARap'aaq  Alap'aaq; ARap'aaq  People & Roles  Noun 
terrorist alingca'isgnusqaq  alingca'isgnusqaq  People & Roles  Noun 
terrorist alingca'isqaq  alingca'isqaq  People & Roles, Peop...  Noun 
terrorist alingnasqaq  alingnasqaq  People & Roles  Noun 
guest; stranger allanertaq  allanertaq  People & Roles  Noun 
sister, older alqaq  alqaq  People & Roles  Noun 
aunt, paternal anaanaa(q)  anaanaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
uncle, your maternal angaan  angaan  People & Roles  Noun 
uncle, my maternal angaaqa  angaaqa  People & Roles  Noun 
partner, his or her angasua (lost word)  angasua  People & Roles  Noun 
partner; buddy; pal; friend angayuk  angayuk  People & Roles  Noun 
team angayukut'sqat  angayukut'sqat  People & Roles  Noun 
leader; council member angnertaq  angnertaq  People & Roles  Noun 
old man anguteq; angun; angutruaq  anguteq; angun; angutruaq  People & Roles  Noun 
brother (older) aningaa(q)  aningaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
grandfather apaa(q)  apaa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
woman arnaq  arnaq  People & Roles  Noun 
bigfoot; outcast; boogyman aula'aq  arula'aq  People & Roles  Noun 
girl arya'aq  arya'aq  People & Roles  Noun 
names (3+) at'rit  at'rit  People & Roles  Noun 
father; dad ata(q)  ata(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
uncle, maternal atataa(q)  atataa(q)  People & Roles  Noun 
uncle, your paternal atataan  atataan  People & Roles  Noun 
uncle, my paternal atataaqa  atataaqa  People & Roles  Noun 
name ateq  ateq  People & Roles  Noun 
singer aturta  aturta  People & Roles  Noun 
son awaqutaq  awaqutaq  People & Roles  Noun 
carpenter cali'ista  cali'ista  People & Roles  Noun 
carpenter cana'ista  cana'ista  People & Roles  Noun 
baby, her/his carlia; carliani  carlia; carliani  People & Roles  Noun 
baby, your carlian  carlian  People & Roles  Noun 
baby carliaq  carliaq  People & Roles  Noun 
baby, my carliaqa  carliaqa  People & Roles  Noun 
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