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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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angry, s/he was probably kumegllumauq  kum'gllrumauq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
arrived (by), I t'kit'llrianga  t'kit'llianga  Physical Actions, Tr...  Verb 
aswarwiqllukek confronting it, they two are (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
ate it, s/he probably pitullruma  pitullruma  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
babysitting him, s/he is carlia'araa  carlia'araa  Community & Work  Verb 
bad, it is; good, it is not asiituq  asiituq  Qualities  Verb 
baking, s/he is stRaapairtuq    Food & Kitchen  Verb 
bath, take a (command) maqiyaa  maqiyaa  Household, Physical ...  Verb 
bathing, s/he was steam maqillria  maqillia  Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
bathroom, I am searc... nuus'hnirsurtua  nuus'hnirsurtua  Body & Health, Greet...  Verb 
bathroom, I need to use the nuus'hnircugtua  nuus'hnircugtua  Body & Health, Greet...  Verb 
bathroom, I want to use the nuus'hniryugtua  nuus'hniryugtua  Body & Health, Greet...  Verb 
became a bear, they two taquka'araullutek (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
berry picking nunaquluni  nunaquluni  Food & Kitchen, Phys...  Verb 
big, it is; large, it is ang'uq  ang'uq  Qualities  Verb 
birthing him/her, she is sugkwaraa  sugkwaraa  Body & Health  Verb 
biting, he/she/it; bite kegmartuq  kegmartuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
black tan'erluni  tamlerluni  Qualities  Verb 
blessing it with hol... switiirluku (lost word)    Body & Health, Physi...  Verb 
block it; weathered in sapurluni  sapurluni  Physical Actions  Verb 
boss around piuluni (lost word)    Community & Work, Ph...  Verb 
bright, it is; light, it is tanqigtuq  tanqigtuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
bring it (command) taisgu  taisgu  Physical Actions  Verb 
bring it to me (command) taisgu guamnun  taisgu guamnun  Physical Actions  Verb 
brushing teeth, s/he is suugai guut'ni  suugai guut'ni  Household  Verb 
calm, it is; nice we... pinartuq  pinartuq  Weather  Verb 
cards, cut the (command) kaaRtaat qupkii  kaaRtaat qupkii  Community & Work  Verb 
care for someone carlia'arluku  carlia'arluku  Household, Community...  Verb 
careless, s/he is uswiituq  uswiituq  Qualities  Verb 
carry it, I will tuumiaqciqaqa  tuumiaciqaqa  Physical Actions  Verb 
carrying it, s/he/it is tuumiaqaa  tuumiaqaa  Physical Actions  Verb 
carve it; scrape it k'ligluku  k'ligluku  Communication & Arts...  Verb 
cat's cradle, s/he is playing aigartuq  aigartuq  Communication & Arts  Verb 
charge at a person, to cu'ukarluku (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
check to see; watch ... cacirsurluki (lost word)    Physical Actions  Verb 
chopping it, s/he is urqigaa  urqigaa  Food & Kitchen  Verb 
clapping, s/he is aigani qacarqurai  aigani qacarqurai  Physical Actions  Verb 
clean up (command) perirturu  perirturu  Physical Actions  Verb 
clean, s/he/it is eprituq  eprituq  Qualities  Verb 
cleaning, they are p'rirca'i'yut  p'rirca'i'yut  Physical Actions  Verb 
climb (command) mayuwa  mayuwa  Physical Actions  Verb 
climb it (command) mayuru  mayuru  Physical Actions  Verb 
climbing, s/he is mayurtuq  mayurtuq  Physical Actions  Verb 
close it (command) patugiu  patugiu  Physical Actions  Verb 
closed, it is patumauq  patumauq  Qualities  Verb 
cold, it is quyartuq  quyartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
cold, it is pat'snartuq  pat'snartuq  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
cold, s/he is quyartaa  quyartaa  Senses & Emotions  Verb 
come here (command) tai-gut  tai-gut  Physical Actions  Verb 
coming up for air puskuluni (lost word)    Animals, Physical Ac...  Verb 
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