Nunivak


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Nunivak

(no͞o`nĭvăk), island, c.1,700 sq mi (4,400 sq km), off W Alaska, in the Bering Sea. It is the second largest island in the Bering Sea. Fogbound most of the year, Nunivak is covered with low vegetation and has a small Eskimo population engaged in hunting and fishing. Reindeer and musk oxen have been introduced as part of a national wildlife refuge there. The island was discovered in 1821 by Russian explorers.

Nunivak

 

an island in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, belonging to the USA. It has an area of 4,500 sq km and maximum elevation of 511 m (Mount Roberts). The vegetative cover consists of subarctic meadows. The chief occupations are reindeer herding and the breeding of musk-oxen. The main settlement is Mekoryuk, with 250 inhabitants in 1970. It was discovered by the Russian admiral M. N. Vasil’ev in 1821.

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