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Afognak (Afognaks)

Afognak is the name of one of the Alutiiq Native villages of Alaska. Afognak, spelled Agw'aneq in Alutiiq, is actually a placename, referring to an island in Alutiiq territory, just north of Kodiak Island. Afognak Island itself is no longer inhabited after a devastating earthquake in 1964, but the Afognak village relocated to neighboring Kodiak. The people of Afognak speak the Kodiak Alutiiq dialect.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Afognak tribe and language:

 Afognak Alutiiq
 Alutiiq culture
 Alutiiq Facts for Kids
 Alutiiq words
 Eskimo-Aleut
 Alaska Native tribe
 Arctic information

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Afognak Alutiiq:
 Native Village of Afognak
 Afognak Native Corporation
 Afognak Island

And here are a few good books about the Afognaks:
 Looking Both Ways: Heritage & Identity of the Alutiiq People
 A Conversational Dictionary of Kodiak Alutiiq
 Kodiak and Afognak Life



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