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Aleut

[uh-loot, al-ee-oot] /əˈlut, ˈæl iˌut/
noun
1.
Also, Aleutian. a member of a people native to the Aleutian Islands and the western Alaska Peninsula who are related physically and culturally to the Eskimos.
2.
the language of the Aleuts, distantly related to Eskimo: a member of the Eskimo-Aleut family.
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  • John complied, presently stooping down to examine the cord with which the Aleut had been confined.

    The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough
  • It isn't English and it doesn't sound like Aleut or Russian.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • It opened, and the swarthy face of the Aleut chief peered in.

    The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough
  • These things were language that even an Aleut could understand.

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  • To the surprise of all the Aleut actually smiled, as though in pleasure at hearing his own tongue.

    The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough
  • They all fell to work now, the boys at one of the cubs and the Aleut at the other.

    The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough
  • After this the Aleut turned toward the dory, and hauled out something which the boys had not noticed before.

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  • The young Aleut was awake also, but he smiled as he sat up on the blankets.

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  • The Aleut boy did not at first reply, because he did not know how to do so.

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British Dictionary definitions for Aleut

Aleut

/æˈluːt; ˈæliːˌʊt/
noun
1.
a member of a people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and SW Alaska, related to the Inuit
2.
the language of this people, related to Inuktitut
Word Origin
from Russian aleút, probably of Chukchi origin
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Word Origin and History for Aleut

native of the Aleutian Islands, 1780, of unknown origin, probably from a native word. First applied by Russian explorers c.1750, perhaps from Alut, name of a coastal village in Kamchatka [Bright]. Their name for themselves is unangax.

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