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Kenai River

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on Kenai Peninsula, heads at Kenai Lake in Kenai Mts., flows W to Cook Inlet at Kenai, Cook Inlet Low.


Name reported in 1898 by Mendenhall (1900, map 16), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Tanaina Indian name for this stream was reported to be Kakny (Kakna); the Eskimo name was (Nikignik) meaning fire, but more probably referred to the Eskimo name for the local Indians.