Aleut

noun
\ ˌa-lē-ˈüt How to pronounce Aleut (audio) , ˈa-lē-ˌüt; ə-ˈlüt \

Definition of Aleut

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

First Known Use of Aleut

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Aleut

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

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“Aleut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aleut. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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