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"Sugcestun" is the name the Alutiiq people call their own language (also spelled Sugt'stun and a number of other ways.) Sug comes from the word for "people," and cestun or t'stun comes from the word for "speak."

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

 Sugcestun language
 Alutiiq people
 Alutiiq words
 Alaska Native American Indians
 Arctic languages

Here are a few good books about Sugcestun and the Alutiiq:
 Making History: Sugpiaq Life on the Alaska Peninsula
 Looking Both Ways: Heritage & Identity of the Alutiiq People
 A Conversational Dictionary of Kodiak Alutiiq

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