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The following discussion comes from Wikipedia:Categories for deletion. This is an archive of the discussion. The decision was to keep this category (which is in keeping with U.S. county categories) rather than "Boroughs in Alaska".
I vote for Boroughs in Alaska... I think it is more consistent and proper that way. Having my druthers I think Counties in Alaska is better and more consistent overall than the Alaska counties too... Sortior 04:53, Dec 21, 2004 (UTC)
Boroughs in Alaska are the equivalent of Louisiana's parishes and counties in the other states. Boroughs in other US states (except New York City) are municipalities. The correct form, given the current practice for counties, is "Category:Alaska boroughs". "Counties" would not be the right term to use for Alaska, but it might not be a bad idea to change the convention from "StateName counties" to "Counties in StateName". If there's interest in doing that, it should be brought up on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject U.S. Counties and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cities. -- Beland 02:37, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)