Etymology
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Kodiak

Alaskan island, from Russian Kadiak, from Alutiiq (Eskimo) qikertaq "island."

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Definitions of Kodiak

Kodiak (n.)
an island off southern Alaska in the Gulf of Alaska; site of the first European settlement in the area which was founded by the Russians in 1784;
Synonyms: Kodiak Island
Kodiak (n.)
brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia;
Synonyms: Alaskan brown bear / Kodiak bear / Ursus middendorffi / Ursus arctos middendorffi
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