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qaafa its topside, dorsal area
qaafa its top side, dorsal area of a fish
qaafani on top
qaafaniittuq is on top
qaafiajausrimaruq veers away, goes to excess (K)
qaafiqsuq passes by
qaafiujaafavaitchuq veers away, goes to excess (N)
qaaglaan when? (past tense interrogative) (K)
qaaktuqtuq is seining
qaaktuun seining net
qaalbiq whitefish (smaller sharp nosed) (K)
qaaliqsiruq roofs a house
qaamasraaqtuq is buoyantly joyful (K)
qaamatchaktuq is buoyantly joyful (N)
qaaqsieiiraulbataqtuq readily blows his top (K)
qaaqtaq breaker on shore
qaaqtuq bursts, explodes (N)
qaatchiaq mattress, (upper of two caribou skins, fur facing up) (K)
qaayuliqsuq dirties himself (of baby messing diaper)
qaayuq dirt (K)
qabanaqtuq is easy (K)
qabanaqtuq is easy, not difficult (K)
qabanatluktuq it is easier
qablik Eskimo waterproof boot (N)
qablik fur breeches (fur in)
qabrupiat bow and arrow
qabruq arrow, shell
qabruq arrow, shell
qabruqabvik ammunition case (K)
qabruuraqtuun shotgun (N)
qafa when? (past tense interrogative) (N)
qafaa no! used more sparingly than English "no" (K)
qafaa no! (emphatic), or (K)
qafma outside (N)
qaibaixaq siku rough ice causing difficult travel
qaibitchuq is rough, not smooth
qaibulik ringed seal (Phoca hispida) (N)
qaibutlik ringed seal (Phoca hispida) (K, q)
qaifaitchuq did not come (never having before come)
qaiffiq green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis)
qaifitchuq is not coming
qaipkabmagitin tell her to come (cause her to come)
qaiqsuq is smooth, level, flat
qairuq comes (n)
qairuq comes (N)
qaisugnabniqsuq is thought he is coming (I think he is coming
qaitchigaa gives it
qaitchiruq gives
qaixiqsuq is rough water
qaiyasiruq is about to come
qaiyumaaqtuq will come (someday)
qajiq rust
qakibaa boxes him
qakirvik shelf
qakma outside (K)
qaksrauq red-throated loon (Gavia stellata)
qakugu when? (future interrogative)
qakugu anytime
qakugun when? (future interrogative)
qalasiq umbilicus (naval)
qalbuqtuq croaks, crows, quacks, honks, whistles
qaliq shirt
qaliuqtuq cooks fish (K)
qalligaa draws near
qalliruq approaches, nears
qallugauraqabvik food shelf, dish shelf
qallugauraqiruq washes dishes (N)
qallun cup, dipper
qallun bailer, cup
qallutaun ladel, large spoon (K)
qalu dip net
qalufniaqtuq is fishing (K)
qalugaa is dip netting
qalugruaq salmon, chum, humpback salmon (K)
qaluk fish (K)
qaluk fish (K)
qalukisaq butterfly (K)
qalukpik trout, lake trout, arctic char (K)
qaluksiubayuk osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (lit. goes for fish) (K)
qaluktuq catches a fish (K)
qalupiat whitefish (Coregonidae) (K)
qaluruq is dip netting
qalusraaq whitefish (smallest) (K)
qaluuqtuq is dip netting
qamaffa from inside (N)
qamaffa from inside (N)
qamakfa from inside (K)
qamakfa from inside (K)
qamani on the inside, at the inside
qamani located inside
qamfuiruq snores (N, K)
qamiruq goes out, extinguishes itself
qamitkaa turns it off, extinguishes it
qamittuq is turned off, extinguished
qamma inside (further from entrance than speaker), (upriver)
qamma upriver, inside (further from entrance than speaker)
qamna that one inside, that one upriver
qamufa toward inside
qamufa toward inside
qamutit sled for transporting umiaq over ice (N)
qanigruaqtuq is snowing (no wind) (K)
qanik frame for winter skin tent
qaniq oral cavity, mouth

qaniq mouth
qanisaq entrance hall, shed (K)
qanitchat entrance hall, shed (N)
qanittuq is near
qanittuq is near, is close
qannibaa orders it
qannik snowflake
qanniksuq is snowing (no wind) (N)
qanubviitchuq it cannot be helped, too bad (that he died, is mortally itt, etc.)
qanuq how, what, for, because (N)
qanuqsausiitchuq is uncertain as to what to do
qanusiq what kind? (N)
qanusriq what kind? (K)
qanutun how long, how much?
qanutun-aglaan how far?
qapifaisaabaa encourages him
qapifaisaaqtuq encourages
qapiktuq is discouraged
qapiqtaixiluuruq argues heatedly
qapiqtaixisuuruq argues incessantly
qapsieik how many?
qapvaitchiaq marten (Martes americana) (K)

qapvik wolverine (Gulo luscus) (K)
qaqisaq brain
qaqisaq brain

qaqjiik fur breeches (fur in)
qaqju lip
qaqjuk lips
qaqjukpalik greater scaup duck (Aythya marila)
qaqjuktuuq lesser scaup duck (Aythya affinis)
qaqqiaq pilot bread
qaqqiruq bakes bread (K)
qaqquayaaq cookie (K)
qaqqubaa cracks it
qaqqulaaq pilot bread (N)
qaqqulaaraq cookie (N)
qaqquq pilot bread (K)
qaqquqtuq crunches, cracks
qaquablaabnaqtuq is tense because of impending unpleasantness (N)
qaqugaublaaqtuq is tense because of impending unpleasantness (K)
qargi community house
qarraq mattress, (lower of two caribou skins, fur facing down) ground sheet (K) (N)
qarvaktuq fleshes sea mammal (and polar bear), tans (N)
qarviaq sole patch
qasigiaq spotted seal, harbor seal (Phoca richardii)
qasraqtuq bell rings (K)
qasraqtuq bell rings (K)
qasraun bell (an instrument to make repeated noise by hitting) (K)
qasraun bell (lit. instrument for repeated noise by striking) (K)
qasruabaa (wind) died down (K)
qasruqtuq ends, quits, stops, is satisfied (K)
qasruqtuq ends, quits, stops, is satisfied (K)
qasruruq is withered (K)
qasufaruq is withered (N)
qasuiruq meet (by chance) while travelling
qasuutiruq meets, rendezvous
qataba my illegitimate child
qatafutiga my illegitimate sibling
qatchaqtuqtuq is knocking
qatchaqtuqtuq knocks, is knocking
qatchiruaq slope (wall)
qatiqsubniq light snow, deep for walking (N, K)
qatiqtaaq whiteness
qatiqtuq is white
qatmiksuq is impatient, dislikes to wait (K)
qatraq echo (K)
qattabniq valley, pass (a)
qattaq water container without cover
qatvaktuq fleshes sea mammal (and polar bear), tans (K)
qaubriliqtuq catches on (K)
qaubrimaitchuq is numb (K)
qaubrimmaabiitchuq cannot recognize one
qaubrimmaiqsuq fainted (K)
qaubriruq becomes conscious
qaugak duck
qaumaniq beam of light
qaummabiksuq is bright
qaummaixiqsuq is lightning
qaummaqtuq clear, translucent, light enough to see
qaunagigaa cares for him
qaunagiraksrabigaa must be caring for it
qaunakjafitchuq careless
qaunaksriruq cares
qaunaq fat
qauq forehead
qauriaqtuq rests
qaurikjiqsuq catches on (N)
qaurimmabiitchuq is numb (N)
qaurimmiaqtuq fainted (N)
qausrixuk whitefish (big round nosed) (K)
qavaasuk spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri)
qavaqtuq to sleep on back in water (of seal)
qavaqtuq sleeps on back in water (N, q)
qaviubnaqsauruq glamorous, seductive
qavlunaaq eyebrow ridge
qavlunaq brow of hill (also of human)
qavlut eyebrow

qavsieik how many?
qavva over there, upriver (visible)
qavvik wolverine (Gulo luscus) (N)
qayaq decked-in skin canoe

qayufnilik crystal (rock crystal, bead)
qayuqjaq rippled surface of snow
qayuutaayuuq slate-colored junco (Junco hyemalis)
qayuutaq ladel, large spoon (N)
qayuutauraq lower tip of sternum
qayuuttaaq pine grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)
qayyiubun northern phalarope (Lobipes lobatus) (lit. like a person in a qayaq)

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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.