Sunday, November 22, 2009

chayuux̂tan

There are 17,000 Aleut people in the U.S. and 700 in Russia. The Aleut language is Unangam Tunuu. Only about 150 people in the world speak it anymore. The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association posts a "word of the week" on their Website along with audio and text.

My favorite word:

Chayuuttan.

Meaning:

Let's drink tea.

If you listen to the audio, you can hear "chai" which is the Russian word for tea.

Listen here.

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