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Attuan is the name of one of the dialects of the Aleut language. Attu is
actually a placename, referring to the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands and also the village that used to exist on that island.
(The village was destroyed when the Japanese attacked the island during World War II, and no Aleut people live on Attu today.)
The Attuan dialect was once spoken in this area (known as the Near Islands), but is no longer used.
It was a Western Aleut dialect, similar to Qaxun and Atkan.
Here are links to our webpages about the Attuan tribe and language:
Aleut Facts for Kids
Aleut word list
Here are links to more Internet resources about the Attuan Aleuts:
The Lost Village of Attu
Aleut Dialects of Atkan and Attuan
And here are a few good books about the Attuans:
Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion
The Aleut Internments of World War II
Aleut Tales and Narratives
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