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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.
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Is there really a town named Mystery Alaska?

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How did Alaska get its name?

The name "Alaska" is taken from the Aleut word "aláxsxaq" thatrefers to an object to which the sea is directed, in this case theAlaska peninsula and mainland. This is sometimes loosely translatedas "great land."

Name two rivers in Alaska?

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Where did Alaska get its name from?

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How Alaska got its name from what?

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How did Juneau Alaska get its name?

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Name some city's or towns in Alaska?

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Who did you get Alaska from?

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How did Nome in Alaska get its name?

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