The Ankau is a cultural feature (channel) in Yakutat Borough. The primary coordinates for The Ankau places it within the 99689 ZIP Code delivery area.
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|Feature Name:||The Ankau|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||In Tongass National Forest, W end of Phipps Peninsula flows from Ankau Saltchucks E to S side of Monti Bay approximately 3 mi W of Yakutat, Amalspina Coastal Plain. 0.6 mile long.|
|History:||Named "Estero del Ancau" by Captain Alessandro Malaspina, in 1791, after a Tlinkit Indian chief named Ancau (Galiano, 1802, map 8). According to dixon (1789, p. 172), "Ancau" means "chief" or "friend." Marcus Baker reversed the two names "Tawah" and "Ankau" in his Geographic Dictionary.|
|Situk, AK (12.1 miles SE)|