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kaagnaq famine
kaaksiubun famine (N)
kaaktuq is hungry (N)
kaaviliubun coffee pot (N)
kafataliiktaktuq to rumble (as a moving sled)
kafiqsieapiafitchuq is not very understandable
kafiqsieapianbitchuq is not very understandable
kafiqsiebitchuq understands not (K)
kafiqsiruq understands
kafiqsitchaxirabai prevents then from understanding
kafiqsixxagikpie I can understand you.
kafuq snow goose (Chen hyperborea)

kagapikkat backbone, spine (K)
kaimubaqtuq pushes heavy sled (N)
kaivafaruq is dizzy (N)
kaivittuq circles around (K)
kaivxuktuq pushes heavy sled
kaivxuun (1) stanchions (1)

kaivxuutaq (21) handles (21)

kaivxuutit (20) handle bar (20)

kakaaktuq carries on head or shoulders
kakiruq pricksq
kakitxafnaq wild rose (Rosa acicularis) (K)
kakiurat fork
kakkaaqtuq is starving, starved to death
kakkiaq fork
kakkiefuruq has a stuffy nose
kakkiiyaun handkerchief
kakkik mucous
kakkiruq blows nose
kakkiviaq groove under nose
kakkivik pincushion
kalaktuq clears throat
kalaktuq burps (N, q)
kalikkaa drags it
kaliksiqsut tows one boat with another
kalitkaa pulls it, drags it behind
kalivittuq is stuck
kalluk thunder
kalluk coal (K)
kalluk coal (K)
kallularuq is thundering
kamagigaa obeys him
kamaksrieiq obedience (N)
kamaksrifitchuq disobeys
kamaksriruq obeys
kamaksriugaqtuq is always obedient
kamanajhaaqtuq is greater
kamanaqtuq is great, is to be honored
kamasaaqtuq is boastful (N, q)
kamasraaqtuq is boastful (K)
kamatchaktuq is surprised at another's ability, takes pride in another's ability
kamik mukluk, boot

kamikjuuk pants, trousers
kanaaq tibia
kanaffa from down there (N)
kanagaq lower leg
kanagaq tibia
kanagnaq westerly wind
kanagnaq wind from downriver, from ocean (N)
kanakfa from down there (K)
kanaknaq westerly wind
kanaknaq wind from downriver, from ocean (K)
kanaknibniqsuq wind blows from the downriver direction (K)
kanani located down there
kananiittuq is down there (visible)
kanayuq bullhead, sculpin (Oncocottus quadricornis)

kanayuuraq robin (Turdus migratorius)
kanfusruktuq is ashamed, bashful (K)
kanfusuktuq is ashamed, bashful (N)
kanfusuuruq is shy
kanfutchiaqtuq is embarrassed
kanfuyaq copper (K)
kanigruaq frost on face, tree, etc.
kaniq frost
kanivaun diaphragm (N)
kanivaun diaphragm (N)
kanna down there, downriver, in front of
kannuyaq copper
kanufa towards down there
kanufiq diamond willow
kapiruq stabs
kappugauraq scalpel (for blood letting) hypodermic needle
kappun scalpel (for blood letting) hypodermic needle
kapugauraitchuq extracted a splinter
kapugauraq splinter
kapusiut wooden shaft

kapyaliqsuq worries, gets dizzy, has a headache (K)
karruutaq hammer (N)
kasimmavik meeting place
kasufaruq is loose (e.g. rope tied loosely around pole) (N)
katakkaa drops it
kataktuq is falling
katchi wall
katitittuk marry
katitkaa gathers it
katittuq gathers
kaugun hammer (q)
kauk walrus skin (for food)
kauktuq hammers (K)
kautaq hammer (N)
kautaqtuq hammers (N)
kaviijiq covetousness (K)
kaviqsaaq redness
kaviqsuaq northern sucker (K)

kaviqsuq is red
kavisiq fish scale
kavitchich scales
kaviuqqun covetousness (N)
kavlaq bearberry (Arctostaphylos alpina)
kavraq wounded caribou that runs away while unobserved
kavraq crown of head (skull cap) (N)
kavviaq red fox (K)
kayufiutigaa coaxes him, urges him (K)
kayuqtuq red fox (N)
kayuqtuq fox (K)
ki do it! Say it! Proceed!
kia whose?
kiasik shoulder blade (scapula)
kiasik shoulder blade
kiavluktuq circles around (N)
kiea who?
kieubautiruq is too late (K)
kifiaqtuq turns head (K)
kifiaqtuq turns head, looks behind (K)
kifmaqtuq bites
kifmautik pliers (N)
kifubautchiruq is too late (N)
kifuruq capsizes (N)
kifuvaannaktuq inherits (N)
kifuvaatka my ancestors
kiggisik pliers (K)
kigieaq face (K)
kigipigaq backbone
kigiraqtuq is crimping soles (K)
kigiyuk white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) (K)
kiglu (8) bow deck (8)

kigun tooth
kigun tooth
kigunniq box
kigusriqutit tooth brush
kigutaiqsuq pulls his own tooth
kigutinfuruq has a toothache
kigutit teeth

kigutit teeth
kigvaluk muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) (K)
kii do it! Say it! Proceed!
kiibuyat northern lights, (Aurora borealis) (K)
kiieaaq male seal in mating season
kiieabiiliruq blushes
kiieabuq mask
kiieaq face (N, q)
kiigaa answers him (K)
kiiguraq (5) outside stringer (5)

kiikkaa do it! Say it! Proceed!
kiiqsiubun pain
kiiqsiuqtuq is painful
kiiraq crease, corrugation
kiiraqtuq is crimping soles (N)
kiirauraq scallop, clam

kiiriq Canada jay, camp robber (Perisoreus canadensis)
kiisaimma finally, at last
kikiak nail
kikiaktuutigaa crucifies him (lit. nails him)
kikmieeaq lowbush cranberry (Vaccinium vitis idaea) (K)
kikmik heel (K)
kikmitquq back of leg (K)
kiksraq a path cut through brush or trees
kiktubiaq mosquito

kiktuqsralik ant
kilalugak beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) (N)
kilgun warning
kiliktauruq is being warned
kiliktubaa tells him news, warns him
kiliktuq tells news, warns
killaiyaqtuq mends, sews
killalik white-winged scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

killibuaq joiner (K)
killiqiri sinner, wrong doer (K)
killukuaqtuq errs
killukuaqtuq goes wrong way
killukun mistake
killuliqiri sinner, wrong doer
killuq error, crime, sin
killuqsaqtuq sinned (K)
kiluagnaq east, southeasterly wind (N)
kiluaqtuq is ripped
kiluisaq lock
kiluitchaq lock (N)
kiluk stitch
kiluusabaa locks it
kiluusaq lock (K)
kiluusaqsimaruq is locked
kimfutit rake
kimmik heel (N)
kimmitquq back of leg (N)
kinatabun (19) sled brake (19)

kinataqtuq brakes sled

kinibniq hip joint
kinibniq femur
kiniksuq kisses
kiniqtuq thick soup
kinnafaaqsiruq is becoming senile
kinnaq fool
kinnaum nigafa rainbow (a)
kinnauruq is foolish
kipakjiqsuq mocks (N)
kipalukkaa works for him, helps him
kipaluniktuq has helpers
kipibiruq is anxious to
kipibniuqtuq is anxious to (N)
kipiqniuqtuq is anxious to (K)
kiplibaa cuts it in two, severs it
kipluun cross-cut saw (K)
kipmifnaq lowbush cranberry (Vaccinium vitis idaea) (sh)
kipmik heel (q)
kipriruq cuts off, severs (K)
kiptaitchuq bright child, fully awake
kirgavaitchauraq gnat, "no-seeum" (colored like a hawk)
kirgavik goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

kirratchaiqtitkaa shines brightly
kirriqsiruq has a fever
kirriruq cuts off, severs (N)
kisaq anchor (K)
kisiffubaa left him alone, left her bereaved
kisima I alone
kisimbiuqtuq is alone
kisimi he alone
kisipigaq backbone (K)
kisisaq grounded ice pile (keeps landlocked ice from floating away), floeberg
kisivich you alone
kisum whose? (K)
kita ready!
kitchaq anchor (N)
kiteuruq capsizes
kiubuyat northern lights, (Aurora borealis) (N)
kiugaa answers him (N)
kiugieeabaa is merely answering him
kivaknak wind from upriver (K)
kivaknaq east, southeasterly wind (K)
kivaknaq easterly wind (K)
kivaknibniqsuq wind blows from the upriver direction (K)
kivgaluk muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) (N)
kivgaq servant, messenger
kivikkaa lifts it
kiviktuq lifts
kiviliqtuq cannot recall word or name, forget
kiviruq sinks
kivluktuq cuts across
kivluun cross-cut saw (N)
kivsiruq is startled awake while dozing off
kivva there (inwards, visible), (upriver, inland)
kivva upriver, inland, further inside
kivvibruaq caribou appendix
kixigvak mammoth, mastadon (N)
kixiigruktuq has skinned self, abrased
kixiqsuq has cut self
kixxiq cut
kukiilik hoof (fingernail) (N)
kukik nail (finger, toe, claw)

kukik hoof (fingernail) (K)
kukiuruq is cooking (N)
kukixuktuq goes about from place to place
kukkixie toothpick
kukkixiruq picks teeth
kulavagraitchiaq large cow
kulavagruitchauraq very old skinny cow (N, n)
kulavak caribou cow
kulavauraq young cow before conceiving (in 2nd year)
kuliq (1) gunwhale (1)

kumaarat beans
kumak louse, larva of the caribou bot fly
kumiktuq scratches
kunik kiss
kunikkaa kisses him
kuniun nose tip
kuraqtuq looks down
kurraqtuq looks down, lowers head
kurugaq pintail duck (Anas acuta) (N)
kusiksuq is dripping
kusriqsuq drips (K)
kusrugaqtubvik February (lit. icicle time) (K)
kusrulugaq icicle
kutchieaaq whole pelvis (N)
kutchik pelvis (one side) (N)
kutchinbaat small of back (lumbar curve)
kutchiq hip bone (ossa coxae) (N)
kutchuq resin, spruce gum, chewing gum
kuubuq tributary river
kuubuuraq creek
kuugaatchiaq rivulet linking a lake to river
kuuk river
kuukpiaq coffee
kuukpiaqtubvik coffee pot (K)
kuukpiaqtuqtuq is drinking coffee
kuukukiaq common snipe (Capella gallinago)

kuutchieaaq whole pelvis (K)
kuutchik pelvis (one side) (K)
kuutchiq hip bone (ossa coxae) (K)
kuvigaa pours it out
kuvigaa pours it
kuviruq pours
kuvlu thumb
kuvlubuq dew claw
kuvraq net, fishing net
kuvraqsruqtuq checks net
kuvraqtuq netted fish
kuvriqiruq checks net
kuvriqsuq is setting net
kuvriruq makes net
kuyaaq (9) keel (9)

kuyakkaa lies with her
kuyapigaurat block and tackle
kuyapikkat backbone (N)
kuyipikkat backbone, spine (N)

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Dialect Note: (N) after a word or meaning indicates use in the North Slope villages, (K) after a word or meaning indicates use in the Kobuk River villages.