US States/Alaska/Aleut

AleutEdit

Aleut is a name given by the Russians to the people living on the southwest Alaska Peninsula and the islands now called the Aleutians [1].

Russian Orthodox priest Ivan Veniamminov, who lived in the Fox Islands from 1824 to 1834, did not equivocate on the topic of the origin of the name, writing in his detailed journal, "The inhabitants of these islands, called "Aleuts" by the Russians and all Europeans, called themselves Unangan" [2](p. 157). Veniaminov's writing is clear: The people called themselves Unangan; Russians and Europeans called them "Aleuts".

Origin of the Name AleutEdit

The origin of the name Aleut, recorded by Veniaminov, is clear: "The local inhabitants received the name Aleut initially from the Russians [3] (page 157). Again, Veniaminov's writing is clear: The name "Aleut" came from the Russians. Veniaminov traveled in the islands extensively, carefully studying the people and the language.


ReferencesEdit

  1. Veniaminov, I. (1984). Notes on the Islands of the Unalashka District. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  2. Veniaminof, I. (1984). Notes on the Islands of the Unalashka District. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  3. Veniaminof, I. (1984). Notes on the Islands of the Unalashka District. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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