Origin: feminine of Albert
Origin: after Princess Louise Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria and amp; wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Canadian governor genitive (1878-83)
- Albertan adjective, noun
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Abbr. AB or Alba. or Alta.
- Al·berˈtan adjective & n.
Alberta - Cultural Definition
Province in western Canada, bordered by the Northwest Territories to the north, Saskatchewan to the east, Montana to the south, and British Columbia to the west. Edmonton is its capital and largest city.
- Recent exploitation of oil, natural gas, and mineral resources has replaced agriculture as Alberta's primary industry.
- Banff, in the Canadian Rockies (see Rocky Mountains), is a popular vacation spot.