Aleut

noun

ˌa-lē-ˈüt How to pronounce Aleut (audio)
ˈa-lē-ˌüt;
ə-ˈlüt
1
: a member of a people of the Aleutian and Shumagin islands and the western part of Alaska Peninsula
2
: the language of the Aleuts

Examples of Aleut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The remains of an Alaskan Aleut child were returned to her tribe earlier this summer. Mark Scolforo, Star Tribune, 14 July 2021

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Aleute, borrowed from Russian aleút, of uncertain origin

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aleut was in 1780

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“Aleut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aleut. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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