What does Alaska mean?

Definitions for Alaska
əˈlæs kəalas·ka

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alaska, Last Frontier, AKnoun

    a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union

    "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"

Wiktionary

  1. Alaskanoun

    The 49th state of the United States of America. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.

  2. Etymology: From alaxsxaq.

Wikipedia

  1. Alaska

    Alaska ( (listen) ə-LAS-kə) is a U.S. state on the northwest extremity of North America. A semi-exclave of the U.S., it borders British Columbia and the Yukon in Canada to the east, and it shares a western maritime border in the Bering Strait with the Russian Federation's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas of the Arctic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is the largest U.S. state by area, comprising more total area than the next three largest states of Texas, California, and Montana combined, and is the seventh-largest subnational division in the world. It is the third-least populous and most sparsely populated U.S. state, but with a population of 736,081 as of 2020, is the continent's most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel, more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. The state capital of Juneau is the second-largest city in the United States by area, and the former capital of Alaska, Sitka, is the largest U.S. city by area. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Indigenous people have lived in Alaska for thousands of years, and it is widely believed that the region served as the entry point for the initial settlement of North America by way of the Bering land bridge. The Russian Empire was the first to actively colonize the area beginning in the 18th century, eventually establishing Russian America, which spanned most of the current state. The expense and logistical difficulty of maintaining this distant possession prompted its sale to the U.S. in 1867 for US$7.2 million (equivalent to $140 million in 2021). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.Abundant natural resources have enabled Alaska—with one of the smallest state economies—to have one of the highest per capita incomes, with commercial fishing, and the extraction of natural gas and oil, dominating Alaska's economy. U.S. Armed Forces bases and tourism also contribute to the economy; more than half the state is federally-owned land containing national forests, national parks, and wildlife refuges. The Indigenous population of Alaska is proportionally the highest of any U.S. state, at over 15 percent. Various Indigenous languages are spoken, and Alaskan Natives are influential in local and state politics.

ChatGPT

  1. alaska

    Alaska is a U.S. state located in the far northwestern part of North America. It is the largest state by land area, comprising approximately 20% of the total U.S land area. Alaska is known for its diverse terrain, filled with open spaces, mountains, forests, and also for its abundant wildlife and small population. Its capital is Juneau, but the largest city is Anchorage. Historically, it was purchased from Russia in 1867 and became the 49th state of the U.S. in 1959. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries, and it is home to numerous national parks and reserves.

Wikidata

  1. Alaska

    Alaska is a state in the United States, situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with the international boundary with 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. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 731,449 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries; it has these resources in abundance. Alaska was purchased from Russia on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million at approximately two cents per acre. The land went through several administrative changes before becoming an organized territory on May 11, 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959. The name "Alaska" was already introduced in the Russian colonial period, when it was used only for the peninsula and 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alaska

    A large territory forming the northwest part of North America, which was purchased by the United States from Russia in 1867, and was annexed as a county to Washington Territory in 1872. The native inhabitants are Esquimaux, Indians, and Aleuts, with a few persons of Russian descent.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alaska in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alaska in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Alaska in a Sentence

  1. Dave Stieren:

    When you say Americans for Prosperity in Alaska.

  2. Gordon Tharrett:

    I've guided in New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, i've never seen anything like it.

  3. Curtis Smith:

    We'll need energy in all forms, and Alaska's outer continental shelf resources could play a crucial role in helping meet that challenge.

  4. Joe Biden:

    Don’s legacy lives on in the infrastructure projects he delighted in steering across Alaska. In the opportunities he advanced for his constituents. In the enhanced protections for Native tribes he championed, his legacy will continue in the America he loved.

  5. Gina Raimondo:

    I did New Englander.When Alaska because New Englander.When Alaska's the right thing to do for the people of New Englander.When Alaska, i also plan to squeeze them as hard as possible to vote for the bipartisan package.

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