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Alaska

Line breaks: Al¦aska
Pronunciation: /əˈlaskə
 
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Definition of Alaska in English:

The largest state of the US, in the extreme north-west of North America, with coasts on the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, and North Pacific; population 686,293 (est. 2008); capital, Juneau. The territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 and became the 49th state of the US in 1959.

Derivatives

Alaskan

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • ‘But maybe the Alaskans would see the benefits of our system and implement their own quotas,’ suggests Ms. Jones.
  • This technology has given the state its dominant symbols - even when temperatures warm up to near freezing, Alaskans rumble about outside in thick, garishly colored parkas, as if displaying the symbols of a common tribe.
  • Without it, Alaskans would have to pay state taxes like most folks in the Lower 48-a burden so onerous, Van Dyke says, ‘that it'd force people to move out of the state.’

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