There are a handful of words that are commonly heard in an Alaskan conversation that you’re less likely to hear in other states. From the ALCAN highway to subsistence, floatplanes, and mudflats, Alaskan’s have a variety of words that correlate with their one of a kind lifestyle.
If you’re from Alaska or have spent time in the state, check to see if any of these words are familiar to you! Some of the words are used in other places, of course, but they will undoubtedly be understood by Alaskans all over the state.
Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.