Tigalda Island

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Tigalda Island (Aleut : Qigalĝan [1] ) is one of the Krenitzin Islands, a subgroup of the Fox Islands in the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Tigalda is located about 19 miles (31 km) east of Akutan Island, is 12 miles (19 km) long and has an area of about 35 square miles (91 km2). Tigalda is an Aleut name published by Captain Lutke (1836). It was called "Kagalga" by Captain Lt. Krenitzin and Lt. Levashev (1768). Tigalda Bay (Aleut : Udaĝax̂) is situated on the north side of Tigalda. Father Veniaminov (1840) reported the existence of an Aleut village, which he called "Tigaldinskoe" (Aleut : Qagalĝa), of 91 people in 1833. Tigalda is uninhabited.

Aleut is the language spoken by the Aleut people (Unangax̂) living in the Aleutian Islands, Pribilof Islands, Commander Islands, and the Alaskan Peninsula. Aleut is the sole language in the Aleut branch of the Eskimo–Aleut language family. The Aleut language consists of three dialects, including Eastern, Atkan, and Attuan.

The Krenitzin Islands are a group of small islands located in the eastern portion of the Fox Islands group of the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The Krenitizins are situated between Unalaska Island to the southwest and Unimak Island to the northeast. Named islands in the Krenitzins group include Aiktak, Avatanak, Derbin, Kaligagan (Qisĝagan), Rootok (Aayux̂tax̂), Round, Tigalda, and Ugamak. All of these islands are managed as part of the Aleutian Islands Unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The Krenitzins have a total land area of 61.596 sq.mi. (159.533 km²) and have no population.

Fox Islands (Alaska) islands in Alaska

The Fox Islands are a group of islands in the eastern Aleutian Islands of the U.S. state of Alaska. The Fox Islands are the closest to mainland North America in the Aleutian chain, and just east of Samalga Pass and the Islands of Four Mountains group.

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References

  1. Bergsland, K. (1994). Aleut Dictionary. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center.

Coordinates: 54°05′48″N165°03′27″W / 54.09667°N 165.05750°W / 54.09667; -165.05750

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