Inuktut Glossary

A B C D F G H I J K L M N P Q R S T U V
aagga
no
aaggaa suli
not yet
aaggaqai
probably not; I don't think so.
aaggiisi
August
aahali
oh really; ah, yes
aanniajuq
pain (he/she is in...)
aanniajuq
sick; in pain (he is...)
aanniavik
hospital
aanniqtuq
injured; hurt (he/she is...)
Aantiuriu
Ontario
aarluk
orca
aatsuu
I don't know.
Aatuvaa
Ottawa
Aatuvaamiutaujunga
I'm from Ottawa.
Aavuuta
Alberta
aggaak
gloves (two)
aggaak
hands (two)
aggaut
forearm
aggualaqisaaq
stew
aiguk!
Go get it!
ailiruk
Go get it (command)
aippaq
spouse; partner; common-law
aippikkut
Tuesdays (on...)
aippiq
Tuesday
aippitamaat
Tuesday (every...)
airaapik
sister-in-law (brother’s wife)
airaapik
brother-in-law (sister’s husband)
aitsiqtuq
get someone/something (he goes to...)
aitsirniaqtunga
get someone (I will go...)
Aivilik
coast between Chesterfield Inlet and Repulse Bay
aiviq
walrus
aivvaktuq
walrus (he caught a ...)
aivviaqtuq
walrus hunting (he has gone...)
ajak
aunt (mother’s sister)
ajjigiik
same (they are the...)
ajjigiingittuuk
different (the two of them are...)
ajjiliurut
camera
ajjinnguaq
photograph
ajuqsangittuq
rich; he/she has plenty 
ajuqsaqtuq
poor; he/she is in need
akaugunniiqtuq
turned bad; deteriorated
akaujuq
good; convenient
akautsianngittunga
I don’t feel well
aki
price
akia
the other side
akiani
across from; on the other side
akikilligiaqsimajuq
on sale
akikittuq
cheap (it is...)
akilik
Costs something; it is not free.
akilitsaq
bill; receipt
akiqalauqtuq $1,200-mik
cost (it...$1,200 dollars)
akiqanngittuq
free; it has no cost
akisiq
pillow
akitujuq
expensive (it is...)
akkak
uncle (father’s brother)
akpa
murre
akuliaq
area between the eyes
akuni
distance between objects; time between events
akunialuk
a long time
Akunialuk aullaqsimalaaqqit?
long time (Will you be gone a...)
akunigusuttuq
impatient (he/she feels...)
akuniujaqtulaarama
long time (I will be going for a...)
akunninganiittuq
between (it is...)
akuq
amauti (long tailed style)
akłak
grizzly bear
Alaaska
Alaska
alianaigijara
I enjoy it.
alianaigusuttuq
enjoys something; he/she is having fun doing something 
alianait
wonderful (it's...)
aliqsiik
socks (a pair of...)
allarut
towel
allavvik
office
allavvimmi
at the office
allavvimmit
from the office
allavvimmut
to the office
allirujaak
scissors
alliruuk
jaws (2)
allu
hole in the ice where seals come up to breath
allusiuqtuq
seals' breathing holes (he looks for...)
aluiqqanaq
avalanche
alurluujaut
rug
aluut
spoon
aluutiqpak
spoon (big)
amaruq
wolf
amauq
great-grandparent
amauqpaaq
great-great grandparent
amauti
parka with pouch at the back for carrying a child
amiat
colours
amiq
skin (land animals)
amisuliurut
photo copier
amisut
lots, many
amittuq
narrow (it is...)
ammalu
and
ammattauq
and; what's more
ammut
downward
ammuumajjialangajuq
clam digging (he/she will be going...)
ammuumajuq
clam
anaana
mother
anaanakkutinni
at my mother's place
anaanatsiaq
grandmother
anarvik
washroom
anaullagat
drums
angak
uncle (mother’s brother)
angijuk
older sibling (same sex)
angijuq
big (it is...)
angijuqtaq
skirt
angijuqtaujaq
amauti (skirted style)
angijuttiqpaaq
eldest (the...)
angilaaq
biggest (the...)
angiluaqtuq
too big (it is...)
anginiqsauva?
bigger (is he/she/it...?)
angirraqsimaniaqtunga
home (I will at...)
angirraujuq
home (she goes...)
angunasuktuq
hunts (he/she...)
angut
man
anijuq
leaves; goes out (he/she...)
anik
brother of a female
anikainnaqsimajuq
stepped out for a moment (she...)
anngakuluk
a female's brother's child
annuraanut paniqsaut
clothes dryer
annuraanut uasarvik
washing machine
annuraaqtuq
gets dressed (she...)
annuraat
clothing
annuttuq
frowns (he/she...)
anu
harness (dog team)
anuraalliujjaujuq
caught in heavy winds
anuraaqtuq
windy (it's...)
apijuq
snow (falls and covers)
apiriguk
Ask him/her (command)
apirijuq
asks (he/she...)
apisimajuq
snow-covered
aput
snow
aqiattuqtunga
full (I am...)
aqiggiq
ptarmigan
aqittuq
soft
aqpik
cloudberry
aqqut
street
aqsaq
ball
aqsarniit
northern lights
aqturijuq
unfit; he/she is in poor shape
aqua
bow (boat)
aquti
driver
aquttunnaqtuq
drive (she is able to...)
aquttuq
drives (he/she...)
arnaq
woman
arraagu
year; next year
arraagulimaaq
all year
arraagumi tamatumani
in this year
arraagutaaqqaummut ikaarvia
New Year's
arraagutamaat
every year
arraani
last year
Arvialiaqtuq
goes to Arviat (he/she...)
Arviat
Arviat
arvik
bowhead whale
asingattauq
and another thing; another one
asivaqtuq
hunting (he/she is going...)
asukuluk
oh yeah?; I see; that’s good to hear.
ataaniittuq
underneath (it is)
ataanuarlutit
go downstairs
ataata
father
ataatatsiaq
grandfather
atajuq
dress
atausiq
one
atigi
caribou parka with fur inside
atii
Come on!; Let's go!; Go ahead.
atiliuqtara
sign it (I...)
attak
aunt (father’s sister)
attaut
waste basket
attunaaq
rope
atuqtaujuq
It is used (passive)
atuqtuq
uses something (she...)
aujalimaaq
all summer
aujaq
summer
aujatamaat
every summer
aujuittuq
glacier
auk
blood
aulajuq
motion (it's in...)
aulausirijikkut
power plant
aulautit
outboard motor
aullalaaqtuq
depart, she will.... (tomorrow or later)
aullalauqtuq
departed, he... (yesterday or earlier)
aullaliqtuq
departing (she is...right now)
aullaqqaujuq
departed, he...(earlier today)
aullaqsimajuq
away; out of town (he is...)
aullaqtuq
departs (he...)
aullarniaqtuq
depart, she will... (later today)
aunaaqtunga
bleeding (I am...)
aupajaangajuq
orange
aupajaattuq
pink
aupalakaattunga
chicken pox (I have...)
aupaqtuq
red
Ausuittuq
Grise Fiord
avalu
wall
avani
in that area over there
Avatilirijikkut
Department of the Environment
avatit
twenty
avinngannguaq (qarasaujaq)
mouse (computer)
avinngaq
lemming