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Yukoners


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    • Cheechakoes (Yukon)
    • Cheechakos (Yukon)
    • Sourdoughs (Yukon)
    • Territorians (Yukon)
    • Territoriens (Yukon)
    • Yukonais
    • Yukoniens
    • Yukonnais
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    • found: Dickson, P. Labels for locals, 2006:Yukon Territory, Canada (Yukoner. The terms Cheechako and Sourdough, for newcomers and old-timers respectively, are used here as well as across the border in Alaska) Cheechako (Newcomer to Alaska or northwestern Canada, especially the Yukon; once a term of outright contempt but recently has become one of good-humored condescension) Sourdough (Special name for an Alaskan or northwestern Canadian especially in the Yukon with lots of years and experience in the area)
    • found: Language Portal of Canada, viewed Apr. 27, 2015(Answers - Demonyms 8: Yukoners)
    • found: Canadian subject headings, via WWW, July 15, 2015(Yukoners. EQ Yukonnais)
    • found: Gentilés : gens du pays... 3, via Portail linguistique du Canada website, July 15, 2015(Yukon: Yukonais, Yukonaise. Also written as Yukonnais, Yukonnaise)
    • found: Dugas, J.-Y. Dictionnaire universel des gentilés en français, 2006(Yukon: Yukonnais, Yukonnaise. Variants: Yukonais, Yukonaise; Yukonien, Yukonienne. Sometimes one encounters the term Territorien, which reflects the territorial status of this entity)
    • found: The Sydney morning herald, Jan. 21, 1983, viewed online Mar. 7, 2016:Business section, p. 11 (in article by Douglas Martin with headline "Yukon on the verge of collapse : 'Paris of the North' is fast losing its glitter": "revenues of the Territory Government are projected to plunge 40 per cent this fiscal year. Some 2,070 Territorians are drawing unemployment insurance and welfare rolls are swelling.")
    • found: List of adjectival and demonymic forms of place names, via Wikipedia, Mar. 7, 2016(Yukon. Adjective: Yukon. Demonym: Yukoners; colloquial: "Sourdoughs")
    • found: Wiktionary, Mar. 7, 2016(cheechako ‎(plural cheechakos or cheechakoes): someone new to Alaska or the Yukon. Originally a reference to the gold rush newcomers; sourdough ‎(plural sourdoughs): 1. A type of bread dough leavened with yeast and lactobacilli that produce acids giving a sour taste. 2. (slang) An old-timer, especially in Alaska. 3. (Yukon) A permanent resident of the territory. Someone who has lived in the Yukon during all four seasons)
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    • 2015-04-28: new
    • 2022-01-31: revised
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