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  1. A language of the Eskimo-Aleut family.


  1. The Alutiiq people, also called by their ancestral name Sugpiaq as well as Pacific Eskimo or Pacific Yupik, are a southern coastal people of the Native peoples of Alaska. Their language is called Sugstun, and it is one of Eskimo languages, belonging to the Yup’ik branch of these languages. They are not to be confused with the Aleuts, who live further to the southwest, including along the Aleutian Islands. At present, the most commonly used title is Alutiiq [sg] Alutiik [dual] Alutiit [pl]. However, these terms derive from the names that Russian fur traders and settlers gave to the people from the region. But, the ethnonyms of Sugpiaq-Alutiiq are a predicament. Russian occupation began in 1784 with the brutal massacre of a large number of Sugpiat at Refuge Rock just off the coast of Sitkalidak Island near the present-day village of Old Harbor. The Sugpiaq term for Aleut is Alutiiq. All three names are used now, according to personal preference.
  2. Alutiiq 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.

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

by Rayna Green, Melanie Fernandez

Aleut/Alutiit/Alutiiq. 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 Yup'ik of Western Alaska ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

Alutiiq (also Yupik actually Sugpiak speakers of Yup'ik), and Aleut Unangan (the people of the Aleutian Islands). Groups on the southern and southeastern coast are the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and Eyak. The interior regions of Alaska are populated by almost a dozen Athabascan or Dena ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (2002)

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

At the Nunakakhnak village site on Kodiak Island, excavated by Richard Knecht, Alutiiq residents of the 1840s were still using large numbers of traditional stone and bone tools after some sixty years of direct Russian rule. A similar pattern has been reported at the Paugvik site in Bristol Bay (AD 180(P70), excavated by Don E. Dumond and James VanStone, and at numerous other ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

There is a degree of mutual intelligibility among the Yupik languages, especially Alutiiq and Central Yupik, but virtually none between Yupik and Inuit. Many now prefer the name “Inuit” to “Eskimo” (which some consider derogatory). However, specialists feel that “Inuit” cannot properly include the Yupik languages or peoples, and thus they continue to use “Eskimo” as a cover term. The name “ Inupik,” for the Inuit language, is out of date; its usage is discouraged, since it combines an ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native American Economic History (1999)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

" The Aleuts called themselves by such names as Alutiiq ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages (2008)

by Christopher Moseley

Northern Tutchone, Okanagan, Oneida, Pacific Yupik (Alutiiq), Picuris,Quechan (Yuma), Sahaptin, SaukFox (Mesquakie),Seneca, Shawnee, Shuswap (Secwepemc), Southern Tutchone, Taos, Thompson, Tipai Diegueño, Tlingit, Upper Tanana, and Winnebago (HoChunk).

Google previewTreaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty [3 volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty by Donald L. Fixico

Lenape, Abnaki, Alnanbai, Wampanoag, Munsee, Unami, Unalachitgo, Powhatan-Renápe Comeya, Tipai, Ipai, Kumeyaay Nitinaht Inuit, Inupiat, Inuvialuit,Yupik, Alutiiq Is-Whoy-Malth Mesquaki, Meskwaki, Mshkwa'kiitha Tongva Conoys, Piscataways Kitwancool Tsimshian Kusiutta Atsina (prairie), Hidatsa (Missouri), A'ani', Ah-ah-nee-nin, Minnetaree Loucheux Ioni Suppai Hailhazakv Gros Venture Hoo-hoogam Hopitu, Hopitu Shinumu, Moqui, Hapeka Hwal'bay, Walapai Wirrarika, ...

Google previewFood and Drink in American History (2013)

A "Full Course" Encyclopedia by Andrew F. Smith

Native groups who live in Alaska include the Aleut, Alutiiq, Cupik, Inuit, Gwich'in, Haida, Tsimshian, and Yupik peoples. Historically these peoples were hunters, gathers, and fishermen. Alaska had abundant game, such as deer, caribou, moose, migratory fowl, and freshwater fish, such as salmon. For those living along the coast, whales, walrus, saltwater fish (such ...

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