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ID: 244
Longitude: -61.4061
Latitude: 55.9966
Pronunciation: u:pəti:kPronunciation
Translation: Unknown
Feature: locality

The name refers to a section of the shoreline where there used to be 5 or 6 houses inhabited by Settlers of the Decker family. The meaning of the place name is unknown to Innu speakers. It might be a borrowing from Inuit Okpatik (from nearby Okpatik island). The name Okpatik appears on L.T. Reichel's map of 1862. Wheeler (1953:68-69) says the term refers to human or animal buttocks in the Inuit language "because of the shape of the twin hills on the island, suggesting buttocks."