A map of the United States of America with the state of Alaska highlighted in red


Proper Noun

  • The 49th state of the United (country) States. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.
  • Several places in the US (country), named for the state or territory.


  • From Aleut alaxsxaq ("that toward which the action of the sea is directed"). Commonly misattributed to Russian ала + -ский.

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