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Atka (Atkas)

Atka is the name of one of the dialects of the Aleut language. Atka, spelled Atxax in Aleut, is actually a placename, referring to one of the Aleutian Islands and also the main village on that island. The Atka dialect is spoken throughout the neighboring region (known as the Andreanof Islands.) It is a Western Aleut dialect, similar to Qaxun and Attuan.

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

 Atka tribe
 Atka Facts for Kids
 Aleut words
 Aleut pronunciation
 Eskimo-Aleut language family
 Alaska Native tribes

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Atka Aleuts:
 Atka Community
 Atka Island
 Aleut Dialects of Atka and Attu

And here are a few good books about the Atkas:
 Aleut Tales and Narratives
 Atka: An Ethnohistory of the Western Aleutians
 Aleut Identities: Tradition and Modernity
 How the Atkans Talk: A Conversational Grammar
 Atkan Aleut Dictionary

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