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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
again; and; too; also; more cali  cali  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
ago, a few days iciwaq  iciwaq  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
backwards; to the back kingutmen  kingutmen  Physical Actions  Adverb 
because of that; and... pettam; petta (lost word)    Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
downward kanaut  kanaut  Physical Actions  Adverb 
forward cutmen  cutmen  Physical Actions  Adverb 
here (by me) gwani  gwani  Environment & Locati...  Adverb 
how cestun  cestun  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
later ataku  ataku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
long ago qangisinaq  qangisinaq  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
long long ago qangiquusinaq  qangiquusinaq  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
maybe allrak  allrak  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
now nutaan  nutaan  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
right away pianarpiaq  pianarpiaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
there (by you, or ar... tawani  tawani  Environment & Locati...  Adverb 
there (far away) ikani  ikani  Environment & Locati...  Adverb 
tonight akgua'aqu  akgua'aqu  Numbers & Time  Adverb 
upward pagut  pagut  Physical Actions  Adverb 
when (future) qaku  qaku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
when (past) qangwaq  qangwaq  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
when is it camiku  camiku  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where (is it) naama  naama  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where (through; via) natgun  natgun  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where at nani  nani  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where from naken  naken  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
Where is _____? Naama-mi ___?  Naama-mi ___?  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where is it located nani etaa  nani etaa  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
where to natmen  natmen  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
who is this? kina-llu?  kina-llu?  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
why is it? qai-cali?  qai-cali?  Greetings & Expressi...  Adverb 
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