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Qaxun (Qaxuns)

Qaxun was the name of one of the dialects of the Aleut language. Qaxun is actually an Aleut band name, referring to the indigenous people who lived on what are now known as the Rat Islands. The Qaxun dialect was once spoken in this region, but is no longer spoken today. The Qaxun Aleuts were displaced during the Russian occupation in the 18th century, and no Aleut people live on these islands today. Qaxun was a Western Aleut dialect, similar to Atkan and Attuan.

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

 Aleut language
 Aleut Native Americans
 Aleut information
 The Aleut words
 Aleut pronunciation
 Eskimo-Aleut
 Alaska Native cultures

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



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