Aleut

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

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