Definition of Alaska from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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the largest and most northern state of the US, connected to the other states by the Alaska Highway through Canada. It is sometimes called ‘the Last Frontier’ and produces a lot of oil. The land was bought from Russia in 1867 and Alaska became the 49th state in 1959. The capital city is Juneau, and the largest city is Anchorage.
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