Sugt'stun Word of the Week

Weekdays 7:59 a.m. and 4:59 p.m.; Weekends at 9:18 a.m. and 4:18 p.m.
  • Hosted by Sperry Ash

The Sugt'stun Word of the Week is a collaboration between KBBI and Nanwalek residents, Sally and Sperry Ash, to share the Sugt'stun language with the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

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

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Jan. 1, 2017

Jan 1, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Nuwikutaq, New Year’s Celebration.

Peknertulartuq paigneq Nuwikutamen.

Translation: The preparation for New Year’s Celebration is a lot of work.

Nuwikutaq, New Year’s Celebration.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Dec. 25, 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Daysha Eaton

Suistaq, Nativity Caroling Star.

Suistaq sug’et cungairtarlan’tat itraqan enegnun taumi an’aqan enegnek.

Translation: People don’t go in front of the star when they’re going into houses and when they leave the houses.

Suistaq, Nativity Caroling Star.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Dec. 18, 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Daysha Eaton

Slaawiq, Christmas Caroling.

Slaawilriit akgulipia, amlerpaka en’et.

Translation: They caroled all through the night because there were so many houses.

Slaawiq, Christmas Caroling.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Dec. 11, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Nanwalekhistory.com

Sariaq, King.

Iwan Turam nalluraitengnaqnguillaqii Sariaq qgigyart’sa’ulluku.

Translation: Iwan Turak always tries to out know everything with the King and makes him mad.

Sariaq, King.

KBBI Introduces the Sugt'stun 'Word of the Week'

Dec 9, 2016

The Sugt'stun Word of the Week is a new addition to KBBI's locally produced programming.

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

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.

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