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

1 comments:

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."