Exploring the world’s English-speaking nations a bit more in-depth.
What is there to see in Alaska? ALASKA Alax̂sxax̂ – Alaasikaq – Alas’kaaq – Alaskaq – Anáaski English: /uh-LAS-kuh/ * /a-LAS-kuh/ Listen Name Origin from the term used by Russians to name the Alaska Peninsula, from the Aleut and Yupik languages for “object to which the sea’s action … Continue reading →
What’s in Alabama? ALABAMA /a-luh-BA-muh/ Listen Name Origin after the Alabama River which is named after the Alabama people, the name refers to someone of Alabama heritage in the Alabama language, could also come from the Choctaw language meaning “clearers of the thicket” or the Creek language for … Continue reading →
NUNAVUT ᓄᓇᕗᑦ English: /NOO-na-voot/ /NUU-na-vuut/ /NUH-na-vuht/ Listen French: /noo-ne-VOOT/ Listen Inuktitut /NOO-nah-voot/ Name Origin from the Inuktitut language meaning “our land“ Population < 39,500 Main Languages Mostly Inuktitut (~ 63%). The second most spoken language is the local variety of English (~ 31%). French and Inuinnaqtun are also … Continue reading →
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