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When the Russians first came to the island of Unalaska, they were told that a vast country lay to the eastward and that its name was Al-ay-ek-sa. Their own island the Aleuts called Nagun-Alayeksa, meaning "the land lying near Alayeksa." The Russians in time came to call the country itself Alashka; the peninsula, Aliaska; and the island, Unalashka. Alaska is an English corruption of the original name.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 24.89mm | 725.74g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508445567
  • 9781508445562