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About Kipnuk, Alaska

Kipnuk (Qipneq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 644.Kipnuk consists mostly Yupik speaking Eskimos; the name means a "bend" referring to the bend in the (Qukaqliq) Kugkaktlik River where it is situated. The original settlement was situated along "Nukallpiarcunarli", a slough feeding into the (Qukaqliq) Kugkaktlik. This slough was thus named, because it was hard to detect during the Eskimo Wars. It was ideal for ambushing "Nukallpiaqs" or warrior/providers.

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  • Population Total: 644
  • Square Miles: 19.4
  • Area Code: 907
  • Elevation: 11
  • Postal Codes: 99614
  • Timezone: Alaska