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Atkan (Atkans)

"Atkan" is the name of one of the dialects of the Aleut language. It comes from the placename Atka, which is the Native name of one of the Aleutian Islands and also the main village on that island. The Atkan dialect is spoken throughout the neighboring region (known as the Andreanof Islands.) Atkan is a Western Aleut dialect, similar to Attuan and Qaxun.

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

 Atkan language
 Aleut culture
 Aleut tribe
 Aleut vocabulary
 Aleut pronunciation
 Eskimo-Aleut language family
 Alaska Natives

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

And here are a few good books about the Atkans:
 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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