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Definition of the noun aleut

What does aleut mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Aleuts

  1. a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Aleut: Aleutian
    • more generic terms: Amerindian / Native American = any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
  2. a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
    • example: the Aleut and the Eskimo are related culturally and linguistically
    • region: Aleutian Islands / Aleutians
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: community = a group of people living in a particular local area
  3. the language spoken by the Aleut

Alternative definition of the noun aleut


  1. A native or inhabitant of the Aleutian Islands.
  2. A speaker of the Aleutian language.

Definition of the adjective aleut

What does aleut mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of the Aleutian Islands, their inhabitants or their language.


ALEUT is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as ALEUT waypoint, waypoint ALEUT, fix ALEUT, ALEUT fix


  1. Aleut a.k.a. Aleut Language: Aleut, also known as Unangan, is a language of the Eskimo–Aleut language family. It is the heritage language of the Aleut people living in the Aleutian Islands, Pribilof Islands, and Commander Islands.
  2. Aleut a.k.a. The Alutiiq language is a close relative to the Central Alaskan Yup'ik language spoken in the western and southwestern Alaska, but is considered a distinct language.

Phrases with Aleut

  1. Aleut Whelk
  2. eskimo-aleut language
  3. eskimo-aleut

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aleut

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Google previewLanguage Contact in the Arctic (1996)

Northern Pidgins and Contact Languages by Ernst Hakon Jahr, Ingvild Broch

Copper Island Aleut is the product of very profound linguistic interference and is a peculiar amalgam of two languages,

Google previewAn International Glossary of Place Name Elements (2005)

by Joel F. Mann

Aleut: Aleut is an aboriginal language belonging to the Eskimo-Aleut family of languages. It is of ancient origin and is now spoken in Alaska and Russia. It was first written after a Russian missionary created an alphabet for it about 1825.

Google previewRara & Rarissima (2011)

Documenting the Fringes of Linguistic Diversity by Jan Wohlgemuth, Michael Cysouw

Introduction Aleut is the language historically spoken along the Aleutian Chain and on the Pribilof Islands off the coast of Alaska, and on the Commander Islands east of Kamchatka in the Russian Far East. It is the sole language in its branch ...

Google previewTense, Aspect and Action (1994)

Empirical and Theoretical Contributions to Language Typology by Carl Bache, Hans Basbøll, Carl-Erik Lindberg

Aleut is a strict SOV language, and in complex sentences, sometimes very long, the final clause carries the temporal and modal marking of the sentence.2 Tense, absolute and relative, finds expression on three morpho— syntactic ...

Google previewIn, Out and Beyond (2011)

Studies on Border Confrontations, Resolutions and Encounters by Antonio Medina-Rivera, Lee Wilberschied

Even today, Aleut is an official liturgical language of Lance Cummings 63.

Google previewContact Languages (1997)

A Wider Perspective by Sarah Grey Thomason

Mednyj Aleut is a distinct language, with its own grammar.

Google previewPragmatics and Autolexical Grammar (2011)

In Honor of Jerry Sadock by Etsuyo Yuasa, Tista Bagchi, Katharine P. Beals

Aleut is a rigidly SOV language, except that NPs can be pre- and postposed as adjuncts, and the ordering of O and other nonsubject constituents is, as we have seen, somewhat freer. The verb has two agreement constructions (see fuller ...

Google previewMedical Record (1913)

by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman

The Eskimo or Innuit, of which the Aleut is an offshoot; (2) the Haidas or Kaigan who live chiefly on Prince of Wales Island and its vicinity ; (3) the Thlinkets, and (4) the Tinnehs or Athapascans, the ...

Google previewDictionary of Languages (1998)

The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby

Aleut is now spoken by only 500 or fewer people in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska (especially at Atka), and perhaps by a few in the Commander Islands, Siberia. In the 19th century, when Alaska was still Russian territory and Aleut ...

Google previewThe British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America (1999)

by Rayna Green, Melanie Fernandez

The Russians called the Native residents of the Aleutian 1slands, Kodiak 1sland, the Alaska and Kenai peninsulas and Prince William Sound Aleut or Aliut. These peoples were Sasignan/Unangan and Suqpiaq/Alutiiq peoples, related to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native American Economic History (1999)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

Aleut economy. The term "Aleut," used to describe native peoples inhabiting an arch of islands southwest of the Alaska mainland, is a European-American construct. Before contact ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

Aleut grammar. (Research Paper 10.) Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center , University of Alaska. Fortescue, Michael. 1983. A comparative manual of affixes for the Inuit dialects of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska. (Man and society, 4.) ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1U1T1

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