Alaska

geographical name

Alas·​ka ə-ˈla-skə How to pronounce Alaska (audio)
state (territory 1912–59) of the U.S. in northwestern North America bounded by the Arctic and Pacific oceans and bordering on Canada; capital Juneau area 591,004 square miles (1,530,700 square kilometers), making it by far the largest state, population 710,231
Alaskan adjective or noun

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“Alaska.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alaska. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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