Yup'ik Phrases

 Yup'ik Dictionary

Here in Kasigluk, many community members speak Yugtun as their first language. 

This Yup'ik Eskimo Dictionary is a thorough text book that can help non-Yugtun speakers learn to speak our language. 

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Here are some of frequently-used Yugtun words and phrases to get you started:


Common Phrases:

Yugtun Word
Pronunciation  English Translation
Waqaa!
Wah-kah!  Hello!
Quyana
koi-on-ah Thank you
Quyana tailuci!
Koi-on-ah die-lu-chee Thank you for coming!
Yuraq
you-rawk Eskimo dance
Aqumi
a-koo-mi Sit down (one person)
Aqumluci
a-kum-lu-chee Sit down (more than one)
Kass'aq
guss-uck White person
Kipusvik
kay-poos-ah-vick Store
Taiqaa
dai-kah Come here
Estuuluq
es-too-look Table
Akiuk Ak-ew-k The name of our school
 
Subsistence Foods:

English Word
 Yugtun Word   English Word Yugtun Word
Fish
Neqet   Berries Atsat
Whitefish Akakiik   Blueberries Curaq
Lush
Manignaq   Salmonberries Atsalugpiaq
King Salmon
Taryaqvak   Bog berries Uingiar
Silver Salmon
Qakiiyaq   Raspberries Puyuraar
Sockeye Sayak   Blackberries Tan'gerpak
Chum Iqalluk   Bunchberry Cingqullektaaq
Pink Salmon Amaqaayak   Bearberry Kavlak
Smelt Qusuuq   Redberries
Kavirliq
Pike 'Luqruuyak  

Needle Fish Quarruuk   Bird Yaqulget
Blackfish
Can'giiq    Mallard  Uqsuqerpak
      Goose Lagiq
Meat Kemget   Swan Qugyuk
Caribou Tuntupiaq   Crane Qucillgaq
Moose Tuntuvak   Pintail Duck Uqsuqaq
Rabbit Maqaruaq   Green Winged Teal Tengesqaaq
Beaver  Paluqtaq   Ptarmigan Qangqiiq
Muskrat Kanaqlak  

Otter Cuignilnguq    Plants  Naunrat
Mink Imarmiutaq   Sourdock Quagciq
Porcupine Issaluq   Wild Rhubarb Angukaq
Brown Bear Taqukaq   Wild Celery Ikiituk
      Labrador Tea Ayuq
      Mousefood Anlleq
      Stink weed Qanganaruaq
     

 
Tasty Desserts:

Desserts - Qecirniirutet
 Akutaq
Quagciq
Qerpertaq
Mak'aq
Anllelget
Ikiitulek
Kemlek
Tenguggluk
Tunulek
Uqiinaq
Yugtun Word
Pronunciation  English Translation
Waqaa!
Wah-kah!  Hello!
Quyana
koi-on-ah Thank you
Quyana tailuci!
Koi-on-ah die-lu-chee Thank you for coming!
Yuraq
you-rawk Eskimo dance
Aqumi
a-koo-mi Sit down (one person)
Aqumluci
a-kum-lu-chee Sit down (more than one)
Kass'aq
guss-uck White person
Kipusvik
kay-poos-ah-vick Store
Taiqaa
dai-kah Come here
Estuuluq
es-too-look Table
Akiuk Ahk-you-k The name of our school
Yugtun Word
Pronunciation  English Translation
Waqaa!
Wah-kah!  Hello!
Quyana
koi-on-ah Thank you
Quyana tailuci!
Koi-on-ah die-lu-chee Thank you for coming!
Yuraq
you-rawk Eskimo dance
Aqumi
a-koo-mi Sit down (one person)
Aqumluci
a-kum-lu-chee Sit down (more than one)
Kass'aq
guss-uck White person
Kipusvik
kay-poos-ah-vick
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