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Dictionary of Alaska place names

Professional Paper 567

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Abstract

This work is an alphabetical list of the geographic names that are now applied and have been applied to places and features of the Alaska landscape. Principal names, compiled from modem maps and charts and printed in boldface type, generally reflect present-day local usage. They conform to the principles of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names for establishing standard names for use on Government maps and in other Government publications. Each name entry gives the present-day spelling along with variant spellings and names; identifies the feature named; presents the origin and history of the name; and, where possible, gives the meaning of an Eskimo, Aleut, Indian, or foreign name. Variant, obsolete, and doubtful names are alphabetically listed and are cross referenced, where necessary, to the principal entries.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Dictionary of Alaska place names
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
567
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
xi, 1,084 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska