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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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English   Alutiiq North Alutiiq South Category Function
a sour thing quuhnasqaq  quuhnasqaq  Qualities, Senses & ...  Adjective 
bigger than him/her, s/he is angenqaa  angenqaa  Qualities  Adjective 
blue one cungasqaq; cungaq  cungasqaq; cungaq  Qualities  Adjective 
brown one tan'eruasqaq  tamleruartuq  Qualities  Adjective 
brown one anarngasqaq  anarngasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
dark one tamlesqaq  tamlesqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
electric (thing) naniyarqaasqaq  naniyarqaasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
enough awa'i  awa'i  Greetings & Expressi...  Adjective 
flat one; straight (level) nallqisqaq  nallqisqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
gray one qikurngasqaq  qikurngasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
green one cungaruasqaq  cungaruasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
leather (made from / from) itegkanek    Communication & Arts...  Adjective 
little, a ellma  ellma  Numbers & Time  Adjective 
middle qukaq  qukaq  Body & Health  Adjective 
new nuta'aq  nuta'aq  Qualities  Adjective 
new, brand nuta'arpiaq  nuta'arpiaq  Qualities  Adjective 
old qangirllaq  qangillaq  Qualities  Adjective 
older; really old qangirllarpiaq  qangillarpiaq  Qualities  Adjective 
orange one auRengciirngasqaq  uuRingciirngasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
purple one cuawagnguasqaq  cuawagnguasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
red one kawisqaq  kawisqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
smaller than she, s/he/it is mikellqaa  mikellqaa  Qualities  Adjective 
stronger than s/he is, s/he is tukninqaa  tukninqaa  Qualities  Adjective 
sweets; sweet ones; dessert neqnisqat  neqnisqat  Food & Kitchen  Adjective 
weaker, s/he is tukniallqaa  tukniallqaa  Qualities  Adjective 
white one qat'sqaq  qat'sqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
yellow one qaqairnasqaq  qaqairnasqaq  Qualities  Adjective 
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