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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.

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

 Central Aleut language
 The Aleut tribe
 Aleut culture
 Aleut words
 Aleut phonology
 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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