Aleknagik Lake

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Aleknagik Lake
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Location Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, US[1]
Coordinates 59°20′22″N 158°48′07″W / 59.33944°N 158.80194°W / 59.33944; -158.80194Coordinates: 59°20′22″N 158°48′07″W / 59.33944°N 158.80194°W / 59.33944; -158.80194
Basin countries United States
Max. length 20 mi (32 km)[1]
Max. width 16 mi (26 km)
Settlements Aleknagik
Location of Aleknagik, Alaska

Aleknagik Lake is a lake in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is 20 miles (32 km) long[1] by 16 miles (26 km) wide. The village of Aleknagik is on its southeast shore.

Aleknagik is a Yupik word meaning "wrong way home". Yupiks returning to their homes along the Nushagak River would sometimes become lost in the fog and be swept up the Wood River to Aleknagik Lake by the tide.

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