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Ulakaia Hill

Quick Facts

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Location

56 ° 34' 40" N,
169 ° 34' 45" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation

705 ft (214.88 m)

Uses

Ulakaia Hill in Detail.

About

2 mi. S of St. George, highest point on St. George I., in Pribilof Islands.

History

Aleut name shown as "Ahlucheyak" and "Ahluckeyak" by Elliott (1881, p. 18), meaning "rough back-bone"; as "Oolakaiya" by Joseph Stanley-Brown in 1891; and as "Ul'akiya'" by Putnam (1903, p. 1016), U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), meaning "high house" because "the old native houses had rounded roofs similar to the shape o f this hill." These three names appear to be different spellings of the same Aleut name.