Definition of Alaska in English :

Define Alaska in English

Alaska meaning in English

Meaning of Alaska in English

Pronunciation of Alaska in English

Alaska pronunciation in English

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1. ak, alaska, last frontier

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

Example Sentences:
'Alaska is the largest state in the United States'

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the largest state of the US, in the extreme northwest of North America: the aboriginal inhabitants are Inuit and Yupik; the earliest White settlements were made by the Russians; it was purchased by the US from Russia in 1867. It is mostly mountainous and volcanic, rising over 6000 m (20 000 ft), with the Yukon basin in the central region; large areas are covered by tundra; it has important mineral resources (chiefly coal, oil, and natural gas). Capital: Juneau. Pop: 648 818 (2003 est). Area: 1 530 694 sq km (591 004 sq miles)
. Abbreviation: Alas or ()in with zip code AK
2.  Gulf of Alaska

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state of the U.S. in NW North America, separated from Asia by the Bering Strait: land bought from Russia in 1867: admitted, 1959; 571,951 sq mi (1,481,348 sq km); pop. 627,000; cap. Juneau
abbrev. AK or Alas
Gulf ofinlet of the Pacific in the S coast of Alaska between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago

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An inlet of the Pacific Ocean between the Alaska Peninsula and Alexander Archipelago.
A state of the United States in extreme northwest North America including the Aleutian Islands and Alexander Archipelago and separated from the other mainland states by Canada. Purchased from Russia in 1867, Alaska received an influx of settlers during the Alaskan gold rush of the 1890s and was admitted as the 49th state in 1959. It includes a vast area of Arctic wilderness and is home to a large population of Alaska Natives. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city.

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