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Pribilof Aleut (Pribilof Aleuts)

Pribilof Aleut is the name of one of the dialects of the Aleut language. It is an Eastern Aleut dialect, very similar to Unalaskan. The Pribilof Aleuts have an unusual history-- the Pribilof Islands were originally uninhabited, but in the early 1800's, Russian colonists forced many eastern Aleut people to relocate there to hunt fur seals and other sea mammals for them. Because of Russian relocations, many islands where Aleut people once lived stand empty today, while there are still thriving communities on the formerly unoccupied Pribilofs.

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

 Pribilof Aleut language
 Aleut Native Americans
 Aleut culture
 The Aleut words
 Aleut pronunciation
 Eskimo-Aleut
 Alaska Native cultures

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Pribilof Aleuts:
 The Pribilof Aleuts: A Century of Servitude
 The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands
 Pribilof Islands

And here are a few good books about the Pribilof Aleuts:
 Aleut Identities: Tradition and Modernity
 Aleut Dictionary
 Aleut Tales and Narratives



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