meaning of Aleut

Aleut meaning in General Dictionary

a part of the people inhabiting the Aleutian isles just like Aleutian n

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  • a part of those inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
  • the language talked by the Aleut
  • a community of Native People in the us whom speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska

Aleut meaning in Etymology Dictionary

native associated with Aleutian Islands, 1780, of unidentified origin, most likely from a native word. Initially applied by Russian explorers c.1750, possibly from Alut, name of a coastal village in Kamchatka [Bright]. Their particular title for themselves is unangax.