The Athabasca River.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- river rising in the Rocky Mountains of SW Alberta, Canada, and flowing northeast into Lake Athabasca: 765 mi (1,231 km)
- lake extending across the N Alberta-Saskatchewan, Canada, border: 3,100 sq mi (8,029 sq km)
Origin: Cree dialect, dialectal ahthapaskaaw, name of lake, literally , there are reeds here and there ; from ahthap-, net(like) plush -ask-, vegetation plush formative suffixes
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