native of the Aleutian Islands, 1780, of unknown origin, probably from a native word. First applied by Russian explorers c. 1750, perhaps from Alut, name of a coastal village in Kamchatka [Bright]. Their name for themselves is unangax.
1. Ethnic Composition: White - 82.9 % ; Black - 12.7 % Asian and Pacific Islander - 3.3 %; American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut - 0.8 %; other - 01 % . ( 2000 )