Monday, March 06, 2006

Cool Places in Alaska

There's a thousand places with names even harder to pronounce, but these have got to be some of the most fun to say:

10. Iliamna

9. Savoonga

8. Skwentna

7. Egegik

6. Quinhagak

5. Aleknagik

4. Kwigillingok

3. Agligadak Island

2. Metlakatla

1. Tuntutuliak


Anonymous said...

The origins of some of these names make them even cooler. Aleknagik Lake is a lake near Dillingham that is off of a fork in an old trail. Most people took the trail to get to the other lake (I don't know the name). If you took a wrong turn, you ended up at Aleknagik Lake. I'm told the first part "Alek" roughly translates as "doh!" (think Homer Simpson) and "nagik" means "wrong way."