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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.
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.
Published here for the first time, it combines personal experiences with history, details of seal life, botany, social life of the Aleuts, photographs, and other matters.
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.
Aleuts have lived in the region for 4,000 years, she said, and have been superb stewards of the environment.
Residents know that there are good reasons why fur seals have been so important to the Aleuts.
In this powerfully emotional book, Hesse shares Vera's ironic story in unrhymed verse, which paints vivid pictures of the Aleuts as they struggle to hold on to their lives and their culture.