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Old 01-30-2011, 11:38 PM
 
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American Indian names in Pennsylvania

- Allegheny
- Altoona
- Conemaugh
- Connequenessing
- Erie
- Juniata
- Kiskiminetas
- Kittatinny
- Lehigh
- Loyalhanna
- Lycoming
- Monongahela
- Nemacolin
- Neshaminy
- Nittany
- Ohio
- Ohiopyle
- Punxsutawney
- Pymatuning
- Schuylkill
- Shawnee
- Susquehanna
- Towanda
- Tioga
- Tuscarora
- Wyoming
- Youghiogheny

American Indian names in Georgia

- Alapaha
- Allatoona
- Altamaha
- Chattahoochee
- Cherokee
- Chickamauga
- Cusseta
- Dahlonega
- Ellijay
- Hiawassee
- Kennesaw
- Ocilla
- Ocmulgee
- Oconee
- Okefenokee
- Oostanaula
- Seminole
- Suwanee
- Tallulah
- Tobesofkee
- Toccoa
- Unadilla
- Waleska
- Willacoochee
- Withlacoochee
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, we can start with the state name "Illinois" which is a French bastardization of the Illini tribe. Chicago = "wild onions." Lake Michigan is another French pronunciation of an Indian tribe, the Michigameas.

Practically everything in the Midwest that isn't named after some European city/country, a prominent citizen or a nearby natural feature is an Anglicization or the French-language equivalent (Francofication??) of some American Indian word or tribe.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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The word Schuylkill is Dutch...
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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There are so many just in the immediate area I live in and throughout the state of NY: Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Oneida, Skaneateles, Otisco, Seneca, Owasco, Genesee, Allegany, Canaseraga, Mohawk, Akwesasne, Schenectady, Poughkeepsie, Oneonta, Owego, Chemung, Ontario, Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Chenango, Susquehanna, Tioughnioga, Canastota, Chittenango, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Otsego, Otego, Unadilla, Saranac, Geneseo, Mineola, Canandaigua, Saratoga, Schoharie and Lackawanna, among others.....
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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New Jersey:

Pennsauken
Hackensack
Weehawken
Hoboken
Absecon
Whippany
Parsippany
Piscataway
Ho-Ho-Kus
Tuckahoe
Communipaw
Seekonk
Totowa
Passaic
Succasunna
Assumpink
Navesink
Passaic
Metuchen
Metedeconk
Matawan
Moonachie
Raritan
Secaucus
Netcong
Pequannock
Hopatcong
Watchung
Rockaway
Batsto
Cinnaminson
Manalapan
Manahawkin
Manasquan
Pahaquarry
Paramus
Passaic
Perth Amboy
Rahway
Wanamassa
Weequahic

Just to name a few..........
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa,AL
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Alabama
The name Alabama itself is an Indian word.
Tuscaloosa
Talladega
Tallasee
Cahaba
Tallapoosa
Wetumpka
Coosa
Tuskegee
Conecuh
Chattahoochee
Chickasaw
Cheaha

And a whole lot of others I can't think of right now.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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In Oklahoma, there's just too many to list.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Wow for the PA and NJ ones I didn't realize that many of those names are Native American... interesting how their legacy lives on without people (aka me) knowing it.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Florida:

Chattahoochee
Okeechobee
Wewahitchka
Loxahatchee
Apopka
Estiffanulga
Chasshowitzka
Okefenokee
Suwannee
Withlacoochee
Croom-a-coochee
Lacoochee
Thonotosassa
Okaloosa
Ocklawaha

There are too many to list, really. They're all fun to say.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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I get chuckle from the road sign that's on a bridge near Ocean City, Maryland: "Big Assawoman Bay" (apparently this is an Indian name, as we also have a "Mattawoman" in Maryland).
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