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[sit-kuh] /ˈsɪt kə/
a town in SE Alaska, on an island in the Alexander Archipelago: the capital of former Russian America.
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Sitkan, noun Unabridged
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  • From the new quarters hunters were despatched eastward under Baranof and others as far as what is now Sitka.

    Vikings of the Pacific Agnes C. Laut
  • That year witnessed the settlement of New Archangel, on the island of Sitka.

    The Great Company Beckles Willson
  • Mention has already been made of the town of Sitka, the capital of the Territory.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • Sitka spruce bark is generally less than half an inch in thickness.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Thirty-six forts and twelve vessels the Russian American fur hunters owned twenty years after the loss of Sitka.

    Vikings of the Pacific Agnes C. Laut
  • Sitka is a neat and clean city, and as a rule is now quiet and orderly.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • The time may come when we of the East will whirl through it upon the express-train bound for Sitka!

    The Seat of Empire Charles Carleton Coffin
  • What I want to know,” broke in Randolph, “is how you ever got to Sitka as soon as we did?

    Gulf and Glacier Willis Boyd Allen
British Dictionary definitions for Sitka


a town in SE Alaska, in the Alexander Archipelago on W Baranof Island: capital of Russian America (1804–67) and of Alaska (1867–1906). Pop: 8876 (2003 est)
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