Definition of Aleut in English:

Aleut

Syllabification: Al·eut
Pronunciation: /əˈlo͞ot, ˈalēˌo͞ot
 
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noun

1A member of a people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands, other islands in the Bering Sea, and parts of western Alaska.
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  • These tribes include Eskimo (the largest), Aleuts, Alaska Athabaskan, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, American Indian, and ‘Tribes Not Reported or Specific’.
  • The Native American population, which includes natives of Alaska such as the Inuit and Aleuts, is estimated to consist of over two million people, slightly over 1 percent of the population.
  • The American Indian or Alaska native classification includes Native Americans, Eskimos, and Aleuts who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories.
2The language of the Aleuts, related to Eskimo.
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  • Take Aleut, the language of the Aleutian Islands, west of Alaska, surviving mainly in just one village.
  • While Aleut is considered a separate language, Eskimo branches into Inuit and Yup'ik.
  • ‘Alaska’ means ‘Great Land’ in Aleut, but for many of today's Native Americans, it has become a place of great suffering as well.

adjective

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Relating to the Aleuts or their language.
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  • An Aleut language expert is consulting with native elders for an appropriate name.
  • A lot of our culture was lost because of education and religion that came in, banning the culture of the Aleut people.
  • For a look at island history, try the Baranov Museum and its exhibits on Russian, Alutiiq, and Aleut history.

Origin

from Russian, from an unknown source.

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