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"Unangam" is an alternate version of the tribal name Unangan, which is the Aleut tribe's name for themselves in their own language. In Aleut, Unangam is actually the adjective form, so that you might talk about "an Unangan" or "an Unangam person." In practice, most people do not use these different word forms when they are speaking English, so the form "Unangam" is usually only heard in Aleut phrases such as Unangam tunuu ("the Aleut language") or Unangam igyax ("Aleut kayak.")

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

 Aleut history
 Aleut Native Americans
 Aleut word list
 Aleut alphabet
 Eskimo-Aleut languages
 Alaska Indians

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

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