Aleut

The Aleuts (/əˈljt, ˈæl.jt/;[4] Russian: Алеуты, romanized: Aleuty), who are usually known in the Aleut language by the endonyms Unangan (eastern dialect), Unangas (western dialect),[5] Унаӈан (lit. 'people', singular is Unangax̂[5]), are the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands.

Aleut
Алеу́ты
Unangan (Унаӈан), Unangas (Унаӈас)
Attu Aleut mother and child, 1941
Regions with significant populations
United States
Alaska
6,752[1]
Russia482[2]
Languages
English, Russian, Aleut[3]
Religion
Eastern Orthodoxy
(Russian Orthodox Church), Animism
Related ethnic groups
Inuit, Yupik, Sirenik, Sadlermiut

Both the Aleut people and the islands are divided between the US state of Alaska and the Russian administrative division of Kamchatka Krai.


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