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by Matyas

Just one among the many resons why I wanted (and still want) to visit Alaska. It's folks and different languages, cultures and habits. In the following I'd also like to share some basic info as the population concerns. This is a short summary for more information visit Wikipedia.

The largest ancestry groups in the state are: German (16.6%), Alaska Native or American Indian (15.6%), Irish (10.8%), British (9.6%), American (5.7%), and Norwegian (4.2%). Alaska has the largest percentage of American Indians of any state.

More than 90 languages are spoken in Alaska, including 20 which are indigenous to Alaska. The indigenous languages, known locally as Native languages, belong to two major language families. As the homeland of two of North America's major language families, Eskimo-Aleut and Athabaskan, Alaska has been described as the crossroads of the continents...

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