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Dictionary of Alaska place names

January 1, 1994

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1971
Title Dictionary of Alaska place names
DOI 10.3133/pp567
Authors Donald J. Orth
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 567
Index ID pp567
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse