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Subject: kee-AHN-ah is how I'd heard it pronounced, but
Author: Seiele   (Authenticated as seiele)
Date: June 4, 2006 at 12:40:35 AM
Reply to: How is Kiana pronounced? by Ylva
I came across an article stating it was kai-ANN-uh (as in Kiana, Alaska). According to that same article, Kiana means "a place where three rivers meet,” at least, it seems, for the Kobuk River Kowagmiut Inupiat Eskimos (see link below).

http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_BLOCK.cfm?Comm_Boro_Name=Kiana&Data_Type=Overview

Hope this helps.



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