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#101 May-10-2015 10:00:pm

NanticokePiney
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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

What's Repaupo mean Ray?


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#102 May-11-2015 06:19:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

NanticokePiney wrote:

What's Repaupo mean Ray?

Best guess:  "swift water"

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#103 Apr-13-2016 09:34:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Sheshequin  =  "gourd rattle"  (shortened from Schechschiquanink  =  "place of gourd rattles")

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#104 Sep-13-2019 09:09:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Suckachsinheet wrote:

sschkaak wrote:

Monongahela  =  a collapsing high bank (of a river)

Makes you wonder how we came to name a whole culture of people after that... But the river with that name has a few collapsing high banks along it.

Jim Rementer tells a reporter how this name should be pronounced in Lenape:  https://www.wvpublic.org/post/origins-m … s#stream/0

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#105 Sep-15-2019 07:45:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

I'll never pronounce the same again. lol

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