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Ninilchik (Russian: Нинильчик) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 883.The Alaska Native people of Ninilchik have ancestors of Aleut and Alutiiq (Sugpiaq) descent, as well as some Dena'ina.
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In 1949, Berman Packing Company began fish canning operations at Ninilchik. The 1880, United States Census listed 53 "Creoles" living in Ninilchik in nine extended families. A few speakers of the Ninilchik Russian dialect are still alive in 2008, including one married couple who continues to speak the language to each other. Their dialect of Russian (plus a few words borrowed from Alaska Native languages) was the primary language spoken in Ninilchik long past the purchase of Alaska by the US in 1896. The name Ninilchik probably derives from Niqnilchint, a Deni'ana Athabaskan word meaning ”lodge is built place”.
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