Sug'stun Word of the Week for May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

Credit JW Heldermon Photography

Pituugaaq: Rooster.

Pituugaankuk Kuulicaani-llu katrilariik.

Translation: The rooster and his hen went square dancing.


Sugt'stun is the traditional language of the Sugpiaq communities across the Alaska Peninsula, Prince William Sound and Kodiak Island. This includes the villages of Port Graham and Nanwalek.

Nanwalek residents Sally and Sperry Ash have collaborated with KBBI to share the Sugt'stun language with the communities of the southern Kenai Peninsula.

A new word will air each week, twice a day. You can hear the Sugt'stun Word of the Week on weekdays at 7:59 a.m. and 4:59 p.m. and weekends at 9:18 a.m. and 4:18 p.m.