Aleut

Aleut

[uh-loot, al-ee-oot]
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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Aleut (æˈluːt, ˈæliːˌʊt)
 
n
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
 
[from Russian aleút, probably of Chukchi origin]

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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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