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How did Yukon River get its name?


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2011-09-12 21:09:12
2011-09-12 21:09:12

nokuy is Indian for backwards, so they made it backwards and called it Yukon

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the name Yukon has come from the Yukon river witch means great river

There is no Province of Yukon River. The Yukon territory is in Canada's northwest corner and name is connected to the aboriginal name for the major river flowing through it and Alaska.

You are asking what it was named after. It was obviously named after the Yukon River, for it has the same name. But actually, no, it is not. The Yukon River was named after Yukon, not the other way around. Yukon in Gwich'in means Great River, so the great river territory. and then they named the great river, great river.

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