Aleut



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.
the language of the Aleuts, distantly related to Eskimo: a member of the Eskimo-Aleut family.
Contemporary Examples

The commenter said Dodson is not a full-blooded member of any tribe and is in fact one-quarter Aleut, not Inuit.
Dan Snyder’s Indian Chief Is Neither Michael Tomasky June 27, 2013

Historical Examples

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.
The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough

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.
The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough

The young Aleut was awake also, but he smiled as he sat up on the blankets.
The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough

The Aleut boy did not at first reply, because he did not know how to do so.
The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough

noun
a member of a people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and SW Alaska, related to the Inuit
the language of this people, related to Inuktitut

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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