Place:Kipnuk, Bethel, Alaska, United States

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NameKipnuk
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates59.938°N 164.044°W
Located inBethel, Alaska, United States
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Kipnuk (Qipneq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 639.

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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