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Facts about the city
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.
In the 1940s, a number of Homestead Act came to the area. In 1950, the Sterling Highway was completed through Ninilchik. At the 2000 United States Census census the population was 772.
Before the arrival of Europeans in Alaska, Ninilchik was a Dena'ina (tribe) Athabaskan lodging area used for hunting and fishing. In 1896, a school was built. 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.
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