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Native American Vocabulary: Aleut Words

Welcome to our Aleut vocabulary page! Aleut is an Eskimo-Aleut language, related to other languages like Inuktitut and Yup'ik. We have included twenty basic Aleut words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Aleut words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Aleut word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser, consult a Native American language dictionary, or visit our main Aleut language site for more free resources.

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Aleut Word Set

(Click here for Aleut pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Eastern Aleut words Western Aleut words
One (Un) Ataqan Ataqan
Two (Deux) Aalağ Alax
Three (Trois) Qaankun Qankus
Four (Quatre) Siching Siching
Five (Cinq) Chaang Chaang
Man (Homme) Tayağuğ Tayaĝu
Woman (Femme) Ayagağ Ayaga
Sun (Soleil) Ağathağ Aĝadgi
Moon (Lune) Tugithağ Tugida
Water (Eau) Taangağ Taanga

Click here to see Aleut vocabulary words compared to words in related Eskimo-Aleut languages: Eskimo-Aleut Words

Aleut Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Aleut word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Aleut animal words
*Aleut body parts
*Aleut color words
*Aleut number words

Additional Resources

   Aleut tales and narratives
   The Aleut tribe
   Alaska Native languages
   Arctic cultures
   Native dictionary
   Native American names
   Eskimo-Aleut languages

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