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 (ə-lo͞ot′, ăl′ē-o͞ot′)
n. pl. Aleut or A·leuts
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and coastal areas of southwest Alaska. The Aleut are related culturally and linguistically to the Eskimo.
2. Either or both of the two languages of the Aleut. See Usage Note at Native American.

[Russian, from Alut, a village on Kamchatka inhabited by the Alutor, a people speaking a language related to Chukchi and traditionally practicing whale-hunting (the Russians later extending their name for this people to the Aleut, who practice a similar lifestyle) .]


(æˈluːt; ˈæliːˌʊt)
1. (Peoples) a member of a people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and SW Alaska, related to the Inuit
2. (Languages) the language of this people, related to Inuktitut
[from Russian aleút, probably of Chukchi origin]


(əˈlut, ˈæl iˌut)

n., pl. Al•euts, (esp. collectively) Al•eut.
1. a member of a people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and the W Alaska Peninsula.
2. the language of the Aleuts, akin to the Eskimo languages.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aleut - a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern AlaskaAleut - a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
2.Aleut - a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska; "the Aleut and the Eskimo are related culturally and linguistically"
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
Aleutian Islands, Aleutians - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska
3.Aleut - the language spoken by the Aleut
Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language - the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
References in classic literature ?
Kerick Booterin turned nearly white under his oil and smoke, for he was an Aleut, and Aleuts are not clean people.
Only about half would survive the exile, and no Attuans would ever live again on the island Aleuts had inhabited for thousands of years.
Celebrating the new year at the local bar as the only non-natives in town, we were surrounded by the friendly faces of the Aleuts and a dance party broke out with a lively local rock band.
He leads the reader to the encounters of Aleuts and Russians, the Spanish mission at San Diego, first contact in San Francisco Bay, the failed Spanish attempt to establish a route from New Mexico to California, fur trading via Hudson's Bay, the Sioux establishing themselves in the Black Hills, and the Osage and Creek dealings with invaders eager for their land, all in or around 1776.
It was humbling to think of the Aleuts paddling the heaving tide rips and hunting the quiet coves, pulling up on the same beaches as Justine and myself, perhaps fishing from the same spots and roasting their catch over open fires.
FORT ROSS WAS CONSTRUCTED some eighty miles north of San Francisco in 1812 by ninety-five Russians and forty Aleuts. Located on a shelf overlooking Bodega Bay, its mission was to serve as a trading post for the Russian American Company (RAC) in support of sea otter hunting off the coast of California and the supply of agricultural produce sorely needed by RAC employees in Alaska.
2) Post-1000 BP Paleo-Aleut diets are significantly higher in trophic level ([[delta].sup.15.N]) than those of pre-1000 BP Aleuts. 3) Between-site differences are largely driven by the inter-site distribution of Paleo- versus Neo-Aleut burials.
With Japan's forcible resettlement of the surviving native Aleuts from Attu to Hokkaido for the remainder of the war, Alaska Natives quickly recognized that they too faced grave danger, and the crucible of war would help to tighten the bond between Alaska's indigenous peoples and the rapidly expanding modern state, which mobilized for war by building new airstrips, surging manpower, and cutting the Alaska Highway across 1,400 miles of northern wilderness in 1942.
The Aleuts, native people of the Alaskan islands, call killer whales polossatik, which means: --
Local Aleuts reported that Pacific cod disappeared in commercial quantities in this region between 1942 and 1975 but returned and have supported the modern Pacific cod fishery since the 1975 oceanic regime shift.
Philemonof's vision for APIA to acquire its own building became a reality in 2007 with the construction of Unangam Ulaa (Home of the Aleuts) Headquarters and Cultural Center on East International Airport Road in Anchorage.
Residents know that there are good reasons why fur seals have been so important to the Aleuts. Aqualina Lestenkof, a St.