- Also Aleutian. a member of a people native to the Aleutian Islands and the western Alaska Peninsula who are related physically and culturally to the Eskimos.
- the language of the Aleuts, distantly related to Eskimo: a member of the Eskimo-Aleut family.
Examples from the Web for aleut
The commenter said Dodson is not a full-blooded member of any tribe and is in fact one-quarter Aleut, not Inuit.Dan Snyder's Indian Chief Is Neither
June 28, 2013
It isn't English and it doesn't sound like Aleut or Russian.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries
They all fell to work now, the boys at one of the cubs and the Aleut at the other.
Jimmy caught up his bow and arrows, and the Aleut boy his short spear.
These things were language that even an Aleut could understand.
It opened, and the swarthy face of the Aleut chief peered in.
- a member of a people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and SW Alaska, related to the Inuit
- the language of this people, related to Inuktitut
Word Origin and History for aleut
native of the Aleutian Islands, 1780, of unknown origin, probably from a native word. First applied by Russian explorers c.1750, perhaps from Alut, name of a coastal village in Kamchatka [Bright]. Their name for themselves is unangax.