American Indian languages
The Indian heritage
Central Aleut (Central Aleuts)
Central Aleut is a name some linguists use to refer to the Aleut dialect spoken on Atka and the other Andreanof Islands.
Most linguists consider Atkan a Western Aleut dialect, but some think it is distinct enough from the language of far-western
islands like Attu to be considered its own dialect grouping.
Here are links to our webpages about the Central Aleut tribe and language:
Central Aleut language
The Aleut tribe
Native tribes of Alaska
Here are a few good books about the Central Aleuts:
Aleut Tales and Narratives
Atka: An Ethnohistory
Aleut Identities: Tradition and Modernity
How the Atkans Talk: A Conversational Grammar
Central Aleut Dictionary
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