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The name, Alaska, is a native word meaning "mainland" which distinguishes it from the many Aleutian islands where the people whose lives were tied to the sea lived.

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What do the natives call Alaska?


Why do you call people from Alaska Alaska natives?

Aleut. a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and western Alaska

What tribe of Alaska Natives named Alaska?

The Aleuts.

Who was in Alaska first?


What tribes of natives lived in Alaska?

The Inuits lived in Alaska :}

What are two natives of Alaska?

Aleut and Athabascan

What do Australians call there natives?

Their natives are called Aborigines.

Why do they call Alaska Alaska?

The name of Alaska was already introduced during the time of Russian rule (Аляска). It is derived from the Aluet alaxsxaq. Which means "the mainland" or more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed".Alaska is also known as Alyeska or "the great land" and is derived from the same Aluet roots as Alaska.

Who first made contact with Alaska's Natives in 1741?

Vitus Bering.

What do the natives of new zealand call there land?

natives of new zealand are maoris....they call there land Aotearoa

Does Alaska have any Native Americans?

Yes, Eskimos are the natives of the Arctic area.

What type of natives are the people of Afognak Island Kodiak Alaska?

Kodiak and Afognak are largely settled by Aleuts. There are some Tlingit and Haida natives there as well.