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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Either or both of the two languages of the Aleut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands. Same as Aleutian, n.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of the Aleutian Islands, their inhabitants or their language.
  • noun A member of the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the United States and of Kamchatka Krai in the Russia.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the Aleutian Islands.
  • proper noun The language of the Aleutian Islands, related to Eskimo (Inupiaq and Yupik).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the language spoken by the Aleut
  • noun a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
  • noun a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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) .]

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