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Language of OriginStateMeaning
Siouxsleepy ones
Algonquiangreat river
Cherokee(name of a Cherokee village)
Siouxpeople of the south wind
Choctawthicket-clearers
Algonquianlittle big hill
Algonquiandugout canoe
Siouxcloudy water
O'odhamsmall spring
Algonquianat a long river
Siouxfriend
Algonquianat the big river flat
Caddofriend
Language of OriginStateMeaning
Aleutmainland
Choctawred people
Iroquoianlarge creek
Apachehigh
Algonquianhe speaks normally
Siouxwind
Hawaiianplace of the gods
Iroquoianon the meadow
Siouxflattened water
Siouxfriend
Algonquianlarge lake
Algonquianit lies red

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