Why did they name Alaska Alaska?
The name of Alaska was already introduced during the time of Russian rule (Аляска). It is derived from the Aluet alaxsxaq. Which means "the mainland" or more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed".
Alaska is also known as Alyeska or "the great land" and is derived from the same Aluet roots as Alaska.
Alaska is also known as Alyeska or "the great land" and is derived from the same Aluet roots as Alaska.
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Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 movie directed by Jay Roach about a fictional small-town ice hockey team that plays a game against the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.. the town is also fictional
The name "Alaska" is taken from the Aleut word "alÃ¡xsxaq" thatrefers to an object to which the sea is directed, in this case theAlaska peninsula and mainland. This is sometimes loosely translatedas "great land."
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Alaska is derived from the Aleut alaxsxaq, meaning "the mainland", or more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed." It is also known as Alyeska, the " Great Land ", an Aleut word derived from the same root. I'm just wanting to know... does any of you want to know a…bout the Iditarod? I know a lot! (MORE)
Alyeska mean "Great Land" . Alesha-ka means Great Land in Sanskrit. This is very well the original meaning used by the native indians!
Next to eastern Russia, it is property of the United States. Or: On the very west end of Canada, but belongs to the United States of America. Alaska is the largest state of the United States of America by area; it is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, w…ith Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Or: Northwest North America. Or: Extreme north west part of North America. To the West of Canada. To the East of Russia and the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean. South of the Arctic Ocean and the North Pole. Or: In the northwest corner of the North American Continent. (MORE)
The name "Alaska" is taken from the Aleut word "alÃ¡xsxaq" that refers to an object to which the sea is directed, in this case the Alaska peninsula and mainland. This is sometimes loosely translated as "great land." The name "Alaska" was used by the Russians to refer only to the peninsula. This… name was used by the United States to refer, first to the entire territory, and then, to the State after its purchase in 1867. (MORE)
The gulf that is just south of Alaska is the Gulf of Alaska. TheGulf of Alaska produces a lot of storms that result in largequantities of ice and snow being dumped on the southern part ofAlaska.
The state of Alaska has 14 mountain ranges. Some of them are theBrooks Range, the Ogilvie Mountains, the Alaska Range, and theKenai Mountains. Additional mountain ranges include the CoastMountains, the Chugach Mountains, the Aleutian Range, and theTalkeetna Mountains.
Alaska's name is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak which means Great Lands, or Peninsula
The peninsula located in the state of Alaska is named the AlaskanPeninsula. It extends from the mainland of the state to theAleutian Islands, and separates the Pacific Ocean and Bristol Bay.
Alaska became the 49th state January 3, 1959. Its capitol is Juneau (yes that is how you spell it... pronounced JUNO). Its motto is "North to the Future."
There are none. The Federal Government can contract with local and state facilities to hold inmates, but usually an inmate is not going to do their time in Alaska.
The word Alaska is a Russian version of the Aleutian Native word Alyeska, meaning "great land of white to the east".
there is "the great land" and there is "alyeska" and there is "the last frontier.
Alaska is home to many unique opportunities. It is a lifestyle that takes getting used to. There are a variety of reasons why people reside in Alaksa. There is a military base located in Alaska, which contributes to a large amount of the traffic in the area.
There are two other Mount Redoubts. The one in Washington according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redoubt was named because it looked like a type of fort called a redoubt.
Nearly anything you wish. There is a wide variety of geographical features and climate as well as a huge area in which to do it.
That it served as a port of anchor is the way in which Anchorage, Alaska, got its name. Anchorage owes its development to its usefulness -- not as a fishing or mining center -- as a port of anchor for the railroad-building activities of the Alaska Engineering Commission in 1914.
because it is vary vary big and it is vary vary cool it is the bigest state in the world
There are many that have never been named. Some with names include: Tazlina. Stephens. Tonsina. Schwan. Wortman's. Cleve Creek. Valdez. Hubbard. Lillie. Yentna.
In a plane its right by the Yukon Yes, you can get there by flying. Major airports are at Anchorage and Fairbanks. You can also get there by taking a cruise ship, or a ferry boat up the Inside Passage. The state ferry system is very popular for people needing to get to the southeastern Alaskan ma…inland and the islands. That is the only way to get many items including vehicles to many communities. You can also get to Alaska by driving the Alcan Highway which runs from the lower 48 states thru British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada and into Alaska (MORE)
They are called Alaskans.. Western Alaska is tribal land of the Yupik tribe; and the Inupiat tribe is in Northwest Alaska. Collectively, the two tribes refer to themselves as Eskimos, a term that is not used by tribes elsewhere in the the Artic.. Wrong - they're called Aleuts
Two different name origins exist: the Native American Name of "Ujakushatsch" meaning "fortified place" or from the Russian name of "Sopka Redutskaya" which also meana a "fortified place" or redoubt. The Board on Geographic Names gave the Volcano its name in 1891 but does not cite the name origin.
Alaska is the English transliteration of the Aleyut word 'alyeska', meaning 'the great land', to distinguish it from the thousands of alyutian islands.
There is no place in Alaska named Nanak. There is however a place in Canada named Nanak.
Huskies Raids. ( huskies play hide and go seek) . Whale jumping. (Alaskan jump whales)
The strait between Russia and Alaska is the Bering Strait. At itsnarrowest point, it is 51 miles wide, between Cape Dezhnev and CapePrince of Wales.
Both are Peninsulas, both are sport fishing paradises, both have miles of coastline and both are major seafood exporters.
The town initially went by two names, Rockwell and Harrisburg, until gold miners voted on December 14, 1881 to rename the town after Joe Juneau, one of its founding prospectors. Source: see the Related Link below.
Anchorage, Fairbamks and juneau. The Yukon River. The Kenai and Seward Peninsulas. The Aleutian Islands. Mount McKinley. Point Barrow.
Juneau is the Capital. Anchorage has the largest population. Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay populated mainly by oil field workers and featured on the TV program "Ice Road Truckers". Eagle River near Anchorage is considered the shopping center of the surrounding area, boasting many major stores a…nd a wide variety of restaurants. Fairbanks is the largest city in the state's interior and is a regional service and supply center for the surrounding areas. Ketchikan on the southeastern tip of the state is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World". Diomede is on Little Diomede Island (pop. 146), just 2.3 mi. from Big Diomede Island, Russia. Kodiak is located on Kodiak Island south of the mainland; its industries are fishing and tourism. Nome is on the Seward Peninsula on Norton Sound in the Bering Sea and was the site of the 1925 diphtheria epidemic when, during a fierce blizzard, only a dog sled relay could bring medicine to them. The 1150 mile Iditarod Dog Sled Race commemorates this harrowing event every year. (MORE)
there is no such thing as a 'guld'. are you sure you didn't mean 'golf' or 'gulf'???
In Alaska Native Americans are referred to as Natives. There are different tribes as you may say over the different regions of Alaska. In southeast there is Tlingit, Haida and In Metlakatla the way southern part of Alaska is Tsimshian. When you make your way up into Alaska there is Aleut in the Aleu…tian Chain. There is Yupik, Siberian Yup'ik, Inuit, Aleut-Esikimo. There are many different clans in Alaska which is very complex but very, very interesting. There are different Moieties that you belong to. The Raven and The Eagle. Either your a raven or a eagle. You take your mothers moieties and are raised up to respect the other. Different languages vary through out our beautiful land. By the way Alaskan Eskimos do not not live in igloos our igloos are made out of driftwood and were only used in the summertime. Native people in Canada were the ones who lived in snow igloos. (MORE)
The purchase of Alaska was referred to as Seward's Folly. (Seward, Alaska is named after him.)
you can sled , you can see lots of mooses , you can see the water and the rocks , you can see the sun pop up through the clouds every morning , you can hike or even get some good pictures of mountains.
"Alaska" comes from the Aleut word Alyeska, meaning "great land," or "that which the sea breaks against."
The United States of America agreed to buy Alaska from Emperor Alexander II of Russia on March 20, 1867, for about $7.2 million dollars. A little known fact is that the Russians also agreed to forgive a debt of around $5 million dollars that the US owed them from the revolutionary and civil wars. Th…e United States actually took possession of Alaska on October 18, 1867. China and England also were interested in purchasing Alaska, and are even rumored to have offered better prices. However, Russia didn't want China to have direct access to a fur-producing land (the main export to the Orient from Russia was Siberian furs) and Russia was afraid that England was colonizing too much of the world, and selling them Alaska was literally inviting them to their doorstep. (MORE)
It was a transcription error on a land survey. For location, thesurveyor entered "none" because there was no development. It wastranscribed as "Nome." At least, this is what I was told when Itook surveying as a Civil Engineering undergrad.
I do not know the answer, but I would really like to know. My name is Dennis Stebbins, and I know that my grandparents on my father's side came from Canada somewhere. My grandfather was killed in 1918 when my father was only 3, so I definitely hve an interest in this question . . maybe some relative…s! (MORE)
We don't have a professional team, but the closest thing to it would be the Alaska Aces. In their league they are top dogs.
The United States all I know, and the only one I know of is a ghost town in West Virginia.
The Alaska flowers got it's name forget me not a long time ago the Alaska's flower name was really hard to say and was long to so this guy named Bob thought of the name For-Get -Me-Not because many people forgets its name
Re-establishing Spanish sovereignty in the regionon June 3, 1790, explorer SalvadorFidalgo conducted a solemn ceremony, erected a cross,and named the area Puerto Cordova .
Alaska got its name from the origin of Aleut. It started out being Alyeska meaning "great land". Hope I helped you out!
i think it is bering but you might want to bubble cheek. thank u :)
Vitus Bering discovered Alaska, however, US Secretary Seward purchased Alaska under president Lincoln, often called Seward's Folly Alaska was purchased for a penny an acre.
Indians and Eskimos . Alesha-ka in Sanskrit means Great Land which is also the original meaning in native indian language!
Prior to it's purchase and until the time it was established as being rich in resources. Many felt it was a bad idea in the beginning and were opposed.
In the 18th century, Russian explorers tried to say the Aleut(eskimo) name, "Alaxsxaq", and it sounded like 'alaska'. The namestuck. "Alaxsxaq" means the thing that the action of the sea isdirected." No one person was responsible for the name.