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qiallaktuq cries much
qiammiuq is also crying
qianarutuuq golden-crowned sparrow (Zenotrichia atricapilla) (lit. is to be mourned)
qianbaq blue fox (K)
qiapmiuq is also crying
qiaranatuuq golden-crowned sparrow (Zenotrichia atricapilla) (lit. is to be mourned)
qiarraqsiruq starts to cry (N)
qiaruq cries
qiatuqtuq intestine that is turned inside out, cleaned and eaten
qiayaqsiruq starts to cry (K)
qibaich willow stumps
qibbabaa has a stiff muscle
qibeiqtaaq blackness
qibeiqtaq black or silver fox
qibeiqtuq is black (K)
qichaqtuq stand upright (K)
qieibaa watches it
qieibaaq picture (N)
qieibiksuq is good looking
qieibumatiqaqtuaq he who has hope of seeing
qieiqtuq watches
qieitlaitchuq is blind (K)
qieiyunaqtuq is beautiful (lit. pleasant looking)
qieiyunaqtuq is pretty
qieuieaq peace (K)
qieuitchuq is patient (not hasty), is peaceful (K)
qieunburuq mourns (as in death)
qieuruq to cry fitfully (of a baby)
qieuvburuq mourns (as in death) (K)
qifabluk porcupine (Erithizon epixanthum)

qifalik king eider duck (Somateria spectabilis)
qifaq nose (house ventilator)
qifaq ventilator (nose)
qiffak nostrils (K)
qigluktuq is saddened about a loss
qigluktuq sorrows, mourns
qiiqsruktuq has convulsions, is an epileptic
qiiyanaqtuq is cold
qikaabvik stands at the back

qikifaruq is warped
qikiqtabruk big island (K, q)
qikiqtaq island
qikiqtasugruk big island (N)
qikisitkaa warps it
qiksiksraqtuq respects, fear of a person who is not well known (N)
qiku clay
qilamik quickly, immediately
qilbun (15) upper lashings (15)

qilbuq scar
qiluriruq has a muscle cramp
qiluruq has a muscle cramp
qimaktuaq fugitive (K)
qimaktuq escapes, flees
qimaugruk snowdrift blocking a trail or in lee of a building
qimialuk foothill
qimibaaq ridge
qimitchuq commits suicide, hangs himself (K)
qimmaksaliyaitchuq is lowly, is humble (N)
qimmiabruk puppy (N)
qimmich dogs, team
qimmiq dog (N)

qimmiq dog (N)
qimmiurat tundra cotton (lit. little dogs) (N)

qimubruk stepped rise
qimubviitaq (14) bridle (sled to dog) (14)

qimubvik (14) bridle (sled to dog) (14)

qimuktuq pulls
qimuktuq pulls (of an animal)
qinnaktuq is angry
qinnaktuq fights, plays roughly
qinu broken chunks of slush ice
qinuruq slush ice is forming, floating downstream
qipaluaq steep undercut river bank
qipibniubun desire
qipibniubutigituieeaqsigik keep on desiring them
qipibniuqtuq desires
qipifaruq is twisted
qipigaa twists it
qipmich dogs, team
qipmiq dog (K)
qipmiq dog (K)

qipmiuraq puppy (K)
qipmixiqun dog whip (K)
qipriruq twists sinew, makes thread (K)
qiqitibaa has frostbite
qiqitigaa freezes it quickly
qiqitiq frostbite (N)
qiqittuq is frozen (part of body)
qiqsrauruq is frozen (not of body) (K)
qiqsruqaq glazed snow in thaw time
qiqumaruq is frozen (not of body) (N)
qiquyaliqsuq northern lights are shining
qirbiaqtaaq grayness
qirriuqtuq chops fire wood
qiruiqsuq ran out of wood
qiruk dry fire wood
qiruk dry, dead wood
qiruksiruq carries wood inside
qiruktaqtuq obtains fire wood
qiruktaqtuq is going for wood
qisabruaq first stomach
qisabuaq first stomach (K)
qisiqsiun branch (N,n)
qisuk dark cloud over open water (109)
qitauraq dress (N)
qitchuktibaa scratches it
qitchuktuq scratches
qitibabun (16) tug (16)

qitibabun (5) main tug (5)

qitibusianikpata afternoon (lit. when they passed the middle)
qitiq waist (middle)
qitiqaqtuq noon (lit. has middle)
qitiqjiq middle finger (K, N, q)
qitiqqaqpallibman when it was about noon
qitiqqutchibnaqsiruq is lunch time (noon meal) (N, q)
qitiqquutaq noon meal (lunch) (N, q)
qitunbaabaitka my family
qitunbauraq baby

qituttuq is soft, flexible
qityabnaqtuq is bright, glaring
qiueealaaqtuq is spine tingling (N)
qiuriruq freezes
qiuriruq water freezes
qivburuq leaves because angry (b), leaves home because angry (ap) (N)
qiviabaaqtuq turns head right and left (N)
qivialuktuq first vertebra (atlas)
qiviaqtuq turns head (N)
qiviaqtuq turns head, looks behind (N)
qivifaaqtuq stands proudly, erect
qiviktuq commits suicide (N)
qiviqtuq leaves another, not wanting to be together (N)
qiviruq lays on his back (N)
qivittuq leaves another, not wanting to be together (K)
qivittuq goes away because angry
qiviuq down (of water fowl), wool (of muskox)
qiviut down, musk oxen wool
qivlifitchuq is dull
qivliqtuq shines, glitters, sparkles
qivliqtuq is shiny
qixa shaman's power or familiar spirit, conjuring spirit
qixafaq common puffin, tufted puffin (Lunda cirrhata)
qixafmiutauraq collared lemming (Dicrostonyx rubricatus)
qixagaq palate, roof of mouth
qixak net lashing
qixak ceiling
qixak sky, heaven, roof
qixak heaven
qixallautaq Holy Spirit (K)
qixam qaafa roof (lit. ceiling's top)
qixamitautit bola

qixaruq conjures, divines
qixaun divining rod (used by diviners, e.g. to foretell death or life of a sick person)
qixaun drum
qixaun drum

qixaun divining rod
qixausiraqti drummer

qixbich basket sled
qixbich basket sled

qixbich tatqiat March (lit. white hawks coming) (K)
qixbiq rough-legged hawk (Buteo lagopus)
qixiqtuq ties a knot
qixuktuq barks (dog, fox)

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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.