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Encyclopedia > List of place names in New England of aboriginal origin

This is a List of place names in New England of aboriginal origin. New England is in the northeastern part of the United States, and comprises six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Listed are well-known names of towns, significant bodies of water, and mountains. This list is a work-in-progress, and is not meant to be comprehensive, as several thousand names exist. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

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Formation and transmission of names

All the names in this section come to us only through persons whose first language was English and only rarely knew any other. From the few sources who were bilingual we are fortunate to have some concept of how some of the names were segmented in the languages from which they came. Those names often tend to predominate lists such as these, just because they are more easily understood. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Most names were received by English settlers who had little idea what they meant. Being naturally curious, they asked the natives what the names meant or conjectured among themselves or both. The natives were faced with having to explain the name in a language they knew but rudimentarily. They interpreted freely, often giving the use or features of interest about the place rather than trying to explain the elements of their language to the English. They never had a linguist's understanding of the structure of their language. Their descendants, speaking primarily English, no longer knew how to produce meaningful utterances in the language of their native forefathers.


Consequently the names can be divided into roughly two categories: those for which the original morphology is known to some degree and those for which it is not. The meanings of the latter category are traditional only, but the tradition may not necessarily descend from a native speaker. It may have been a settler's conjecture, passed on through the social mechanism of the sacred words of the forefathers or simply because no other interpretation was available. For other uses, see Morphology. ...


The mechanism can be seen most clearly in names for which both categories of meaning exist. You might read that a name is supposed to mean "the place of portage" or "the pines" when in fact those meanings are not even implied by the morphology of the name. It is entirely possible, however, that those places were used for those purposes. On the other hand some settler may have guessed that they were used for those purposes. In cases where there is no morphology there is little point in argument over the "correct meaning" of the name, an activity enjoyed by New Englanders since settlement times, and which also you will undoubtedly see much of in Wikipedia.


New England in the early 17th century when English colonists first landed was tenanted by variously named tribes for the most part speaking languages of the Algonquian family. Our aboriginals spoke an eastern branch of the group. It often happened that whole regions were named after the tribe inhabiting it, such as Massachusetts, nor does this appear to have been an English naming convention only. In this the aboriginals were non-different from the tribes of classical Europe, whose names still dot the map of Europe. The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (the two Algic languages that are not Algonquian are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ...


Like the tribal names of Europe, the native names descended from an antiquity long lost. The natives themselves may not have known what they meant. For these names we have mainly tradition, but even that should be regarded as more speculative than not.


Places named after tribes

Place names on this list represent a number of tribes speaking aboriginal languages within the Algonquian family, for the most part, if in warped or anglicized form: The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ...

Abenaki wigwam with birch bark covering The Abenaki (also Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans belonging to the Algonquian peoples of the Northeast portion of North America. ... Mahicans settled the Hudson River south of the Mohawk River, moved east to Massachusetts, then to Wisconsin. ... The term mill, depending on context, can refer to: Mill (factory) – a place of business for making articles of manufacture; e. ... The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Micmac or MicMac) are a First Nations people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... The Mohegan tribe is an Algonquian-speaking tribe living in eastern (upper Thames valley) Connecticut [1] that was jointly ruled by the Pequot tribe until 1637. ... The Montauk Lighthouse Montauk is a census-designated place and hamlet located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Natick Common, Halloween 2004 Natick is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Tribal flag The Narragansett tribe, or more accurately Nahahiganseck Sovereign Nation, are a Native American tribe who controlled the area surrounding Narragansett Bay in present-day Rhode Island, and also portions of Connecticut, and eastern Massachusetts. ... The Niantic were a tribe of New England indians, who were living in Connecticut and Rhode Island during the early colonial period. ... Nipmuck emblem The Nipmuck are an aboriginal North American people, belonging to the family of Algonquian peoples, currently living in and around the Chaubunagungamaug Reservation of Webster, Massachusetts. ... The Norridgewock were a People of the Dawn, an Eastern tribe of the United States. ... Passamaquoddy Territory The Passamaquoddy (Peskotomuhkati or Pestomuhkati in the Passamaquoddy language) are a Native American/First Nations people who live in northeastern North America, primarily in Maine and New Brunswick. ... The Pennacook or Merrimack Tribe were a people that formerly inhabited the Merrimac River Valley of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and portions of southern Maine. ... Seal of the Penobscot Indian Nation of Maine For other uses, see Penobscot (disambiguation). ... See Main articles: Mashantucket Pequot Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation. ... In American English, Podunk, or Podunk Hollow has come to denote something, usually a place, of small size and is often used as a placeholder name in a context of dismissing significance or importance. ... The Quinnipiacks -- also spelled Quinnipiac -- were a Native American tribe of the Algonquin family who inhabited south-central Connecticut in the area around what is now the present-day city of New Haven and New Haven harbor. ... The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in the Wampanoag language) are a Native American people. ...

Connecticut

Common dialects of the Algonquian language: Hammonasset, Mahican, Montauk, Niantic, Paugussett, Pequot-Mohegan, Podunk, Poquonock, Quinnipiac, Tunxi, Wangunk Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Mahicans settled the Hudson River south of the Mohawk River, moved east to Massachusetts, then to Wisconsin. ... The Montauk Lighthouse Montauk is a census-designated place and hamlet located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Niantic has several meanings: The Niantic, a tribe of American Indians. ... In American English, Podunk, or Podunk Hollow has come to denote something, usually a place, of small size and is often used as a placeholder name in a context of dismissing significance or importance. ... This article is about the Native American nation. ...

  • Connecticut, the state, and river: (in several dialects) "place of the long river" or "by the long tidal stream"
    • Aspetuck River (and town): (Paugussett) "at the high place"
    • Cockenoe Island: (Montauk) from the name of a 17th-century native interpreter
    • Coginchaug River: (Wangunk) "place where fish are dried/cured"
    • Congamuck Ponds (on MA border Congamond Lake): (Nipmuck) "long fishing place"
    • Cos Cob: (Mohegan from Cassacubque) "high rocks"
    • Hammonassett Point: (Hammonassett) "place of sand bars"
    • Hockanum River & Hockanum, Connecticut: (Podunk) "hook"
    • Housatonic River: (Mahican) "beyond the mountain"
    • Mashapaug Pond: (Nipmuck) "large pond"
    • Massapeag: (Mohegan) "place at the large cove"
    • Mianus River (and town): (Paugussett) a 17th-century chief's name - "Mianu/Mayanno's"
    • Mohawk Mountain: eastern Iroquois tribe; Algonquin term for their western enemies – "wolves," "hungry animals," or "cannibals"
    • Mohegan: tribe; "hungry animal" or "wolf"
    • Moodus River (also Reservoir, and town): (Wangunk) from "mache moodus" or "bad noises" (the Moodus noises)
    • Moosup: (Narragansett) a chief named "Mausup"
    • Mystic River (and town): (Pequot-Mohegan) "great tidal river"
    • Naugatuck River (and town): (Quinnipiac) "single tree"
    • Natchaug River: (Nipmuck) "between rivers"
    • Nepaug Reservoir: (Wangunk) "fresh pond"
    • Niantic River (and town): tribe; "point of land on tidal river"
    • Norwalk River (and city): (Algonquin) noyank or "point of land" or from the name Naramauke [1]
    • Oronoque: (Quinnipiac) "curved place" or "land at the bend"
    • Pachaug River (and Pond): (Narragansett} "at the turning place"
    • Pataguanset Lake: (Niantic) "at the round, shallow place"
    • Pawcatuck River (RI border): (Niantic/Pequot) "the clear divided (tidal) stream"
    • Pequabuck: (Wangunk) "clear, open pond"
    • Pistapaug Pond: (Quinnipiac) "muddy pond"
    • Pocotopaug Lake: (Wangunk) "divided pond" or "two ponds"
    • Poquetanuck: (Mohegan) "land broken up" (like dried mud cracking)
    • Poquonock Bridge and river: (Algonquin - several) "cleared land"
    • Quaddick Reservoir:(Nipmuck) "bend in river" or (Narragansett) "boggy place"
    • Lake Quassapaug: (Quinnipiac) "big pond" or "big rock"
    • Quinebaug River (and town): (Nipmuck) "long pond"
    • Quinnipiac River: (Quinnipiac) "where we change our route"
    • Lake Quonnipaug: (Quinnipiac) "long pond"
    • Sachem Head: (Algonquin/general) "chief"
    • Saugatuck River: (Paugussett) "outlet of the tidal river"
    • Scitico: (Nipmuck) "land at the river branch"
    • Shenipsit Lake: (Mohegan) "at the great pool"
    • Shepaug River: (Tunxis) "great pond"
    • Shetucket River: (Mohegan) "land between rivers"
    • Shunock River: ((Mohegan) "stony place" or possibly "place between streams"
    • Skungamug River: (Nipmuck) "eel-fishing place"
    • Taconic: (Mahican) "steep ascent"
    • Uncasville: (Mohegan) 17th-century chief's name (wonkus - "fox")
    • Wangum Lake: (Paugussett) "bend/crooked"
    • Wangumbaug Lake: (Nipmuck) "crooked pond"
    • Wangumgaug Lake: "crooked pond"
    • Lake Waramaug: (Mahican) "good fishing-place"
    • Willimantic River (and town): (Mohegan or Nipmuck) "good cedar swamp"
    • Winnepauk: (Mahican) "beautiful pond"
    • Wononpacook Pond: (Mahican) "land at the bend in the pond"
    • Wononskopomuc Lake: (Mahican) "rocks at the bend in the lake"
    • Wopowaug River: ((Wangunk) "crossing-place"
    • Wopowog: (Wangunk) "crossing-place"
    • Wyassup Lake: (Mohegan) "flags" or "rushes"
    • Yantic River (and town) (Mohegan) "as far as the tide goes up this side of the river"
  • Former names:
    • Mameeg or Nameeg: (Pequot-Mohegan) "fishing place" New London
    • Miamogue: (Paugussett) "where we come together to fish" Bridgeport (harbor)
    • Nawaas: general name for Connecticut

Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Coginchaug River is a tributary to the Mattabesset and Connecticut rivers. ... Cos Cob is a neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut. ... The Hockanum River is a river in Connecticut. ... Hockanum is a neighborhood in southwest East Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Housatonic River is a river, approximately 144 mi (230 km) long, in western Massachusetts and central Connecticut in the United States. ... Mianus may refer to: Mianus, Connecticut, a neighborhood in the Town of Greenwich Mianus River, a trubutary of Long Island Sound Mianus River Bridge, on Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Connecticut Category: ... This article is about the people known as Mohawk. For other uses, see Mohawk. ... For other uses, see Iroquois (disambiguation). ... Montville is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Moodus is a census-designated place (CDP) in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... Moodus is a census-designated place (CDP) in East Haddam, a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... Moosup is one of the four villages of Plainfield, Connecticut and a census-designated place located in Windham County. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation) A quiet afternoon on the Mystic River, as seen from very close to Grandfathers House, Medford, Massachusetts Mystic River and environs The Mystic River is the name of a short river in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Incorporated 1844 Consolidated 1895 Government  - Type Mayor-burgesses  - Mayor Michael Bronko (R) Area  - City 42. ... Niantic is a census-designated place located in New London County, Connecticut. ... The Norwalk River is a river in southwestern Connecticut, approximately 23 miles long. ... Categories: Stub | Rhode Island rivers | Connecticut rivers ... Preston is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Poquonock Bridge is a census-designated place located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Quinebaug River and environs The Quinebaug River is a river in south-central Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut, with watershed extending into western Rhode Island. ... The Quinnipiac River is a river in the New England region of the United States, located entirely in the state of Connecticut. ... The Saugatuck River is a short river in southwestern Connecticut in the United States, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long. ... The Shetucket River is a tributary of the Thames River, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long, in eastern Connecticut in the United States. ... Montville is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Willimantics town hall sports a Victorian-era clock tower. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1659 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1952 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City council Benjamin P. Lathrop, Mayor Mark M. Bettencourt Jacqueline Caren John D. Crooks Lawrence N. Goldman John P. Mereen John M. Newson  - City manager Robert Zarnetske Area  - City 76. ... Nickname: Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: , NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated (city) 1784 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City council Margaret Mary Curtin, Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh, Dep. ... “Bridgeport” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...

Maine

Common languages: Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...

    • Acadia National Park: (Mi'kmaq) "the earth/land"
    • Allagash River (and town): (Abnaki) "bark shelter"
    • Androscoggin River: (Abnaki) "place where fish are dried/cured"
    • Aroostook River: (Mi'kmaq) "beautiful river"
    • Aziscohos Lake: (Abnaki) "small pine trees"
    • Caribou: (Abnaki) kalibu "shoveler" (gets food by pawing or shoveling]]
    • Casco Bay: (Mi'kmaq) muddy
    • Chebeague Island: (Abnaki) "separated place"
    • Chemquasabamticook Lake: (Abnaki) "where there is a large lake and a river"
    • Chesuncook Lake: (Abnaki) "at the principal outlet"
    • Chiputneticook Lakes: (Abnaki) "at the place of the big hill stream"
    • Cobscook Bay: (Maliseet) "rocks under water"
    • Cobbosseecontee Lake: (Abnaki) "many sturgeon"
    • Damariscotta: (Abnaki) "many alewives"
    • Mount Katahdin: (Abnaki) "the principal mountain"
    • Kennebago Lake: (Abnaki) "long/large pond/lake"
    • Kennebec River: (Abnaki) "long quiet water"
    • Kennebunk (and river): (Abnaki) "long sand bar"
    • Madawaska River: (Mi'kmaq) "where one river joins another"
    • Matagamon: (Abnaki) "far on the other side"
    • Matinicus Island: (Abnaki) "far-out island"
    • Mattamiscontis Lake: (Abnaki) "many ale-wives"
    • Mattawamkeag River (and town): (Abnaki) "fishing beyond gravel bar" or (Mi'kmaq) "on a sand bar"
    • Metinic Island: (Abnaki) "far-out island"
    • Millinocket (and lake): (Abnaki) "this place is admirable"
    • Molunkus Pond (and stream): (Abnaki) "ravine"
    • Monhegan Island: (Mi'kmaq or Maliseet) "out-to-sea island"
    • Mooselookmeguntic Lake: (Abnaki) "moose feeding place" (portage to or big trees at)
    • Muscongus Bay: (Abnaki) "many/large rock ledges"
    • Musquash Lake: (Abnaki) "muskrat"
    • Musquacook River (and Lake): (Abnaki) "muskrat place"
    • Nahmakanta Lake: (Abnaki) "many fish"
    • Nollesemic (and lake): (Abnaki) "resting place at the falls"
    • Ogunquit: (Mi'kmaq) "lagoons within dunes"
    • Orono (Abnaki) purportedly from a Chief Joseph Orono, no translation
    • Ossipee River: (Abnaki) "beyond the water"
    • Oquossoc: (Abnaki) "place of trout" (a certain trout-type)
    • Passadumkeag: (Abnaki) "rapids over gravel beds"
    • Passamaquoddy Bay: tribal name; "place of abundance of pollack"
    • Pemadumcook Lake: (Maliseet) "extended sand bar place"
    • Pemaquid: (Mi'kmaq) "extended land" (peninsula)
    • Penobscot River: (Abnaki?) tribal name; "place of descending rocks/ledges"
    • Piscataqua River (NH border): (Pennacook) "the place where the river divides"
    • Piscataquis River (Abnaki) "at the river branch"
    • Quoddy Head(Passamaquoddy) abbreviation to "pollack"
    • Saco (and river): (Abnaki) "flowing out" or "outlet"
    • Sebago Lake (and town): (Abnaki) "big lake"
    • Sebasticook Lake: (Penobscot-Abnaki) "almost-through place"
    • Seboomook Lake (and town): (Abnaki) "at the large stream"
    • Squapan Lake (and town): (Abnaki) "bear's den"
    • Umcolcus Lake: (Abnaki) "whistling duck"
    • Usuntabunt Lake: (Abnaki) "wet head" or possibly "three heads"
    • Wassutaquook River: sp.
    • Webhannet: (Abnaki) "at the clear stream"
  • Former names:
    • Ahbaysauk: (Abnaki) "place where clams are baked/dried" Bar Harbor
    • Amitgon pontook: (Abnaki) "place at the falls where fish are dried/cured" Lewiston Falls
    • Machegony: (mi'kmaq) "shaped like a large knee" Portland

Abenaki wigwam with birch bark covering The Abenaki (also Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans belonging to the Algonquian peoples of the Northeast portion of North America. ... The Maliseet (also known as Wolastoqiyik and Malecite and in French also as Malécites or Étchemins (the latter collectively referring to the Maliseet and Passamaquoddy)) are a Native American/First Nations people who inhabit the Saint John River valley and its tributaries, roughly overlapping the International Boundary between New... The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Micmac or MicMac) are a First Nations people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... Passamaquoddy Territory The Passamaquoddy (Peskotomuhkati or Pestomuhkati in the Passamaquoddy language) are a Native American/First Nations people who live in northeastern North America, primarily in Maine and New Brunswick. ... The Norridgewock were a People of the Dawn, an Eastern tribe of the United States. ... The Pennacook or Merrimack Tribe were a people that formerly inhabited the Merrimac River Valley of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and portions of southern Maine. ... Seal of the Penobscot Indian Nation of Maine For other uses, see Penobscot (disambiguation). ... Acadia National Park preserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands, off the Atlantic coast of Maine. ... The Allagash River is a tributary of the St. ... The Androscoggin River is a river in the US states of Maine and New Hampshire, in northern New England. ... The Aroostook River is a tributary of the St. ... Trucks outside a starch factory in Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, October 1940 Caribou is a city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... Casco Bay is an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the southern coast of Maine. ... Chebeague Island is an island in Casco Bay Maine. ... Damariscotta is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. ... Mount Katahdin (USGS name) is the highest mountain in Maine. ... The course of the Kennebec River The Kennebec River is a river, 150 mi (240 km) long, in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. ... Kennebunk, typically pronounced /kÉ›nibʌŋk/ (KEN-ee-bunk) among locals but often /kÉ›nÉ™bʌŋk/ (KEN-uh-bunk) or /kÉ›nÉ™bʌŋk/ (ken-uh-BUNK) among people from away, is a town in York County, Maine, United States. ... Location of town of Millinocket in state of Maine Millinocket is a town with a mill in Penobscot County, Maine, USA. The population was 5,203 at the 2000 census. ... Monhegan is an island located in Lincoln County, Maine about 12 NM off the coast. ... Mooselookmeguntic Lake is located in Franklin County and Oxford County, Maine, in the United States. ... Welcome to Ogunquit Ogunquit, pronounced o-GUHN-kwit, is a town in York County, Maine, United States. ... Orono is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... The Ossipee River is an 18. ... Passadumkeag is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Passamaquoddy Bay is an inlet of the Bay of Fundy, between the U.S. state of Maine and the Canadian province of New Brunswick, at the mouth of the St. ... Panorama of the Penobscot River in Millinocket, Maine. ... The Piscataqua River seen from downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire The Piscataqua River, in the northeastern United States, is a 12 mi (19 km) long tidal estuary formed by the confluence of the Salmon Falls and Cocheco rivers. ... The Piscataquis River is found in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States, and starts from various branches in the region. ... Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Steamboat Landing in c. ... Seboomook Lake is an unorganized territory located in Somerset County, Maine. ... Bar Harbor, Maine, it the name of two places in Maine Bar Harbor, census-designated place Bar Harbor a larger town This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Main Street, also U.S. Route 202 in downtown Lewiston Coordinates: Counties Androscoggin County Area    - City 35. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ...

Massachusetts

Common languages: This article is about the U.S. state. ...

  • Massachusetts (the state): (Natick) "by the great hills" (the hills of Milton, Blue Hill, south of Boston)
    • Acoaxet: (Narragansett) "at the fishing promontory" or "place of small pines"
    • Acushnet River (and town): (Naragansett) "at the cove"
    • Agawam: (Nipmuck or Pennacook) "low land" (with water) or "place to unload canoes" (possible portage spot)
    • Assabet River: (Nipmuck) "at the boggy place"
    • Assawompsett Pond: Narragansett "trading place"; (Wampanoag) "place of large upright rock"
    • Assinippi: (Wampanoag) "rocks in water"
    • Assonet River (also Cedar Swamp and town): (Narragansett) "at the rock" – the rock in question being Dighton Rock
    • Cataumet: (Wampanoag) "at the ocean" or "landing place"
    • Lake Chaubunagungamaug: ((Nipmuck-Mohegan) "boundary fishing place"
    • Chappaquiddick Island: (Wampanoag) "separated island"
    • Chicopee (also Falls, and river): (Nipmuck) "violent water"
    • Cochituate: (Natick) "place of swift water"
    • Cohasset: (Natick) "long rocky place"
    • Congamond Lake (on CT border - Congamuck Ponds): (Nipmuck) "long fishing place"
    • Cotuit: (Wampanoag) "long planting field"
    • Cummaquid: (Wampanoag) "harbor"
    • Cuttyhunk Island: (Wampanoag) "thing that lies out in the sea"
    • Mount Greylock: named for a Missisquoi chief
    • Hockanum: (Podunk) "hook"
    • Hockamock Swamp: (Natick-Abnaki) "evil spirit" or "hellish place"; (Narragansett) "hook-shaped place"
    • Hoosac Tunnel: (Mahican) "rock place"
    • Humarock: (Wampanoag) "shell place" or "rock carving"
    • Hyannis: (Wampanoag) name of a 17th-century chief, "Iyanogh's"
    • Jamaica Plain and (Pond): (Natick) "beaver"
    • Manhan River: (Nipmuck) "island"
    • Manomet Point (and town): (Wampanoag) "portage place"
    • Mashpee: (Wampamoag) "place near great cove"
    • Mattapan: (Natick) "resting place" or "end of portage"
    • Mattapoisett: (Wampanoag) "resting place" or "edge of cove"
    • Merrimac: (Pennacook) "deep place"
    • Merrimack River: (Abnaki) "at the deep place"
    • Mishaum Point: (Narragansett) "great neck" or "canoe-landing place"
    • Lake Monomonac (NH border): (Abnaki) "at the very deep place"
    • Monomoy Island (and Point): (Wampanoag) "look-out place" or "deep water"
    • Muskeget Island (and Channel): (Wampanoag) "grassy place"
    • Mystic River (Natick) "great tidal stream"
    • Nabnasset: (Nipmuck)
    • Nagog
    • Nahant: (Natick) "the point" or "almost an island"
    • Nantasket: (Natick/Wampanoag) "at the strait" or "low-tide place"
    • Nantucket Island: (Wampanoag) "in the midst of waters" ; (Naragansett) far off, among the waves
    • Nashawena Island: (Wampanoag) "between"
    • Natick: tribe; "the place I seek" or "home," "place," "clearing"
    • Naushon Island: (Wampanoag) "middle" (no clear translation)
    • Neponset River: (Natick) possibly "a good fall" (easy for canoe travel)
    • Nonamesset Island: (Wampanoag)
    • Nonquitt: (Narragansett) "dry or landing place"
    • Onota Lake: (Mahican) "blue/deep"
    • Pocasset: (Natick) "where the stream widens"
    • Pontoosuc:(Mahican or Nipmuck) "falls on the brook"
    • Punkatasset
    • Quabbin Reservoir: (Nipmuck) "crooked streams"
    • Quaboag River: (Nipmuck) "before the pond" or abbreviation of "red pond" (m'squ'boag)
    • Quinebaug River: (Nipmuck) "long pond"
    • Lake Quinsigamond: (Nipmuck) "pickerel-fishing place
    • Quisset: (Nipmuck) "at the place of small pines"
    • Sagamore: (Wampanoag) "chief"
    • Santuit: (Wampanoag) "cool water place"
    • Saugus: (Natick) "outlet"
    • Scituate: (Wampanoag) "at the cold spring or brook"
    • Seekonk: (Narragansett) "wild black goose" or (Wampanoag) "mouth of stream" or "wild goose"
    • Segreganset: (Narragansett) "place of hard rocks"
    • Shawmut Peninsula: (Algonquin) "ferry" or "place to draw up canoes"
    • Siasconset: (Narragansett) "at the place of many/great bones" (whales?)
    • Snipatuit Pond: (Wampanoag) "at the rocky river"
    • Squibnocket Point (and pond): (Wampanoag) "at the place of dark rocks" (or clay cliff)
    • Swampscott: (Natick) "place of red rocks"
    • Taconic Mountains: (Natick) "steep ascent"
    • Tantiusques: (Nipmuck) "black stuff between the hills"
    • Tuckernuck Island: (Wampanoag) "round loaf of bread"
    • Mt. Wachusett (and Reservoir): (Natick) "near the mountain"
    • Waquoit: (Wampanoag) "at the end"
    • Mt. Watatick: (Nipmuck)
    • Watuppa Pond: (Wampanoag) "roots"
    • Weweantic River: (Wampanoag) "crooked" or "wandering stream"
    • Woronoco (Nipmuck) "winding about"

The Massachusett were a tribe of Native Americans who lived in the coastal areas of what is now the state of Massachusetts. ... Nipmuck emblem The Nipmuck are an aboriginal North American people, belonging to the family of Algonquian peoples, currently living in and around the Chaubunagungamaug Reservation of Webster, Massachusetts. ... The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in the Wampanoag language) are a Native American people. ... Location of Narragansett, Rhode Island Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Acushnet is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1855 Government Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard A. Cohen (D) Area  - City  24. ... Location of Assonet. ... The Dighton Rock is a 40 ton boulder, originally located in the riverbed of the Taunton River at Berkeley, Massachusetts (formerly part of the township of Dighton). ... Lake Webster or Webster Lake may refer to: Lake Chaubunagungamaug, or Webster Lake, in Webster, Massachusetts Webster Lake (Indiana) in North Webster, Indiana Webster Lake (New Hampshire), in Franklin, New Hampshire Category: ... Chappaquiddick Island is a small island off the eastern end of the larger island of Marthas Vineyard. ... Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1848 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette Area  - City  23. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Cohasset is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, though it is not contiguous with the main body of the county. ... Cotuit is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. ... 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Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1660 Incorporated 1870 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  27. ... Rise, a pair of statues installed in 2005, flank Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan and define it as a gateway to Boston. ...   Settled: 1750 â€“ Incorporated: 1857 Zip Code(s): 02739 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1638 Incorporated 1876 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Board of    Selectmen Robert Sinibaldi Bonnie Collins Carol Traynor Area  - Town  8. ... Merrimack River watershed The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a -long river in the Northeastern United States. ... Lake Monomonac is an artificial lake that straddles the border between Rindge, New Hampshire and Winchendon, Massachusetts. ... Map of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge area. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation) A quiet afternoon on the Mystic River, as seen from very close to Grandfathers House, Medford, Massachusetts Mystic River and environs The Mystic River is the name of a short river in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. ...   Nahant is also the alias name of version four of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Natick Common, Halloween 2004 Natick (Pronunciation IPA: ) is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... The Elizabeth Islands, off the coast of Massachusetts Naushon Island, part of the Elizabeth Islands, is seven miles (11 km) long, just off (SW of) Cape Cod, and four statute miles (6 km) NW of Marthas Vineyard. ... Pocasset is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts located on Buzzards Bay. ... It has been suggested that Goodnough Dike be merged into this article or section. ... Lake Quinsigamond (also Long Pond) is a body of water situated between the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. It is 4 miles (6 km) long, between 50 and 85 feet (15 and 26 m) deep, and has a surface area of approximately... Sagamore is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... Saugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Scituate, Massachusetts is a small seacoast town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay midway between Boston and Plymouth. ... Seekonk seal The Town of Seekonk is a suburban community in Bristol County on the Rhode Island border. ... This diagram shows the original dimension of the Shawmut Peninsula. ... Location in Essex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Settled 1629 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  6. ... The Taconic Mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountains, running along the eastern border of New York State, United States. ... Tantiusques (tan-tas-qua) is now a 57-acre park in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. ... Tuckernuck is an island in Massachusetts west of Nantucket Island and East of Muskeget The island is privately owned by its summer residents and has approximately 35 houses on it. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... Cohannet was the name given to present-day Taunton, Massachusetts, prior to 1640. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Bristol County Settled 1638 Incorporated 1639 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Charles Crowley Area  - City  48. ... Map of Buzzards Bay. ...

New Hampshire

Common Languages: Abnaki, Nipmuck, Pennacook Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... Abenaki wigwam with birch bark covering The Abenaki (also Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans belonging to the Algonquian peoples of the Northeast portion of North America. ... Nipmuck emblem The Nipmuck are an aboriginal North American people, belonging to the family of Algonquian peoples, currently living in and around the Chaubunagungamaug Reservation of Webster, Massachusetts. ... The Pennacook or Merrimack Tribe were a people that formerly inhabited the Merrimac River Valley of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and portions of southern Maine. ...

    • Ammonoosuc River (Upper and Lower): (Abnaki) "small, narrow fishing place"
    • Amoskeag: (Pennacook) "fishing place" Manchester
    • Ashuelot (pond, river): (Pennacook or Natick) "place between"
    • Canobie Lake: (Abnaki) "abundant water"
    • Contoocook: (Pennacook) "place of the river near pines" or (Abnaki) "nut trees river" or (Natick) "small plantation at the river"
    • Coos: (Pennacook) "pine tree"
    • Hooksett: (Pennacook) possible abbreviation of Annahooksett "place of beautiful trees"
    • Mascoma (river and lake): (Abnaki) "much grass" or "salmon fishing" or "red rocks"
    • Massabesic Lake: (Abnaki) "near the great brook"
    • Merrimack
    • Mount Monadnock: (Natick) "at the most prominent island" (-like mountain)
    • Mount Moosilauke: (Abnaki) "good moose place" or "at the smooth place"
    • Nashua: (Pennacook/Nipmuck) "between streams"
    • Ossipee (town, river, and lake): (Abnaki) "beyond the water"
    • Paugus Bay: (Abnaki) "small pond"
    • Pawtuckaway Pond (and mountains): (Abnaki) "falls in the river" or "clear, shallow river"
    • Pemigewasset River: (Abnaki) "extensive rapids"
    • Pennacook: tribal name; "at the foothills"
    • Piscataqua River (ME border): (Pennacook) "place where the river divides"
    • Piscataquog River: (Abnaki) "place where the river divides"
    • Souhegan River: (Pennacook or Nipmuck) "watching place"
    • Squam Lake (Abnaki) "salmon"
    • Lake Sunapee (and town): (Pennacook) "rocks in the water", "rocky pond"
    • Suncook River (also Pond, and town): (Pennacook) "rocky place"
    • Umbagog Lake: (Abnaki) "clear lake"
    • Lake Winnipesaukee: (Pennacook) "land around the lakes" or "good land around lake at mountains"
    • Winnisquam Lake: (Abnaki) "salmon-fishing place"
  • Former names:

The Lower Falls of the Ammonoosuc near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire The Ammonoosuc River is a river, 55 mi (89 km) long, in northwestern New Hampshire in the United States. ... The Amoskeag Falls are a set of waterfalls located in Manchester, New Hampshire on the Merrimack River. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1751 Government  - Mayor Frank Guinta (R) Area  - City  34. ... The Ashuelot River is a tributary of the Connecticut River, approximately 64 mi (102 km) long, in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. ... Canobie Lake Park logo, 2006 Canobie Lake is a small lake located near Salem, New Hampshire in the United States. ... Contoocook is a census-designated place located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. ... Coos County (pronounced with two syllables) is a county in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, including the whole of the states northern panhandle. ... Hooksett is a town located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. ... The Mascoma River is a river located entirely within the town of Lebanon, New Hampshire. ... Mascoma Lake is a 1,165-acre[1] lake in western New Hampshire, United States. ... Massabesic Lake is a lake in southern New Hampshire, United States, covering about 2,561[1] acres within the city of Manchester and the town of Auburn. ... Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: , Country State County Hillsborough Incorporated 1746 Government  - Town Council Betty J. Spence, Chairwoman Tom Mahon, Vice-Chairman David McCray Michael Malzone Tom Koenig Nancy Harrington Finlay Rothhaus Area  - Total 33. ... Mount Monadnock, or Grand Monadnock, is a peak in southwestern New Hampshire, United States, which has drawn attention for years by its relative isolation from other mountains. ... Mount Moosilauke Panorama: This image shows a 360 degree view from the summit on a clear summer day. ... Nickname: Gate City Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough Incorporated 1746 Government  - Mayor Bernard A. Streeter Area  - City  31. ... Location in Carroll County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Carroll County Incorporated 1785 Board of Selectmen Peter A. Olkkola Harry C. Merrow Joseph G. Skehan, Jr. ... Paugus Bay is a 1,220-acre water body located in Belknap County in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, in the city of Laconia. ... Pawtuckaway Pond is a 900-acre water body located in Rockingham County in southeastern New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Nottingham. ... The Pemigewasset River is a river in the State of New Hampshire, USA. It is approximately 70 miles or 113 kilometers in length. ... The Pennacook or Merrimack Tribe were a people that formerly inhabited the Merrimac River Valley of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and portions of southern Maine. ... The Piscataqua River seen from downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire The Piscataqua River, in the northeastern United States, is a 12 mi (19 km) long tidal estuary formed by the confluence of the Salmon Falls and Cocheco rivers. ... The Piscataquog River is a 34. ... Souhegan River in 1906, Milford, New Hampshire The Souhegan River is a tributary of the Merrimack River in the northeastern United States. ... It is a lake located in New Hampshire right outside of Holderness. ... Sunapee is a town located in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. ... The old and new channels of the Suncook River, as seen from space. ... Umbagog Lake is a wilderness lake located in Coös County, New Hampshire and Oxford County, Maine. ... Lake Winnipesaukee at Sunset Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire. ... Winnisquam Lake is located in Belknap County in central New Hampshire, in the communities of Sanbornton, Belmont, Laconia, and Meredith. ... Mount Washington (formerly Agiocochook) is, at 6288 ft. ...

Rhode Island

Common languages: This article is about the U.S. State. ...

    • Apponaug: (Narragansett) "where oysters/shellfish are roasted" or "waiting place"
    • Aquidneck: (Narragansett) "at the island"
    • Canonchet: a 17th-century Narragansett chief
    • Chepachet: (Narragansett) "boundary/separation place"
    • Conanicut Island: (Narragansett) named for a 17th-century chief Canonicus
    • Conimicut: (Narragansett) thought to be named for grand-daughter of Canonicus (see above)
    • Mount Hope: (from Narragansett Montop or Montaup) "look-out place" or "well-fortified island"
    • Narragansett (Bay and town): tribe: "at the narrow point"
    • Natick: tribe; "the place I seek" or "home"
    • Pascoag (and river): (Nipmuck) "the dividing place" (of river)
    • Pawtucket: (Narragansett) "at the falls in the river (tidal stream)"
    • Pettaquamscutt Rock (and river): Narragansett) "at the round rock"
    • Pontiac: famous mid-18th century Ottawa chief
    • Quonochontaug: (Narragansett) "home of the blackfish"
    • Sakonnet Point: (Narragansett) "home of the black goose"
    • Scituate Reservoir: (Wampanoag) "at the cold spring/brook"
    • Shawomet: (Narragansett) "at the peninsula/neck" (canoe-landing place)
    • Usquepaugh: (Narragansett) "at the end of the pond"
    • Weekapaug: (Narragansett) "at the end of the pond"
    • Woonsocket: (Nipmuck) "place of steep descent"
    • Wyoming: (Delaware) "large prairie"
  • Former names:
    • Aquidnic: (Narragansett) "the island" Rhode Island
    • Niwosaket: (Narragansett) "place of two brooks" Woonsocket
    • Manisses: (Narragansett) "little god"; (Niantic) "little island" Block Island
    • Mattoonuc Neck: (Niantic) "place at look-out hill" Point Judith
    • Maushapogue: (Narragansett) "land at the great cove" Cranston

Natick Common, Halloween 2004 Natick is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Nipmuck emblem The Nipmuck are an aboriginal North American people, belonging to the family of Algonquian peoples, currently living in and around the Chaubunagungamaug Reservation of Webster, Massachusetts. ... Location of Narragansett, Rhode Island Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Apponaug is a neighborhood in central Warwick, Rhode Island, situated on Apponaug Cove, a tributary to Greenwich Bay and nearby Narragansett Bay. ... Aquidneck Island highlighted in red Aquidneck Island is the largest island in Narragansett Bay. ... Chepachet, Rhode Island is a village, a subdivision of the town of Glocester in northwestern Rhode Island in the USA. The center of town is an intersection of Route 44 (Putnam Pike) and Route 102 (Victory Highway), and the ZIP Code here is 02814. ... Conanicut Island Conanicut Island is the second largest island in Narragansett Bay, in the state of Rhode Island. ... Canonicus was a Native American chief of the Narragansett. ... Canonicus was a Native American chief of the Narragansett. ... Bristol is a town in Rhode Island and the county seat of Bristol County. ... Location of Narragansett, Rhode Island Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Pascoag (pronounced Pas-co) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present. ... Quonochontaug is a small beach community in Charlestown, Rhode Island. ... A photo of Weekapaug showing the breachway, jetty, channel, Fenway Beach, and numorous ocean front homes Weekapaug is a small fire district in southern Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Woonsocket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Woonsocket is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Southeast Light, a famous Block Island landmark Block Island, shown in red, off the coast of the State of Rhode Island. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Rhode Island geography | Headlands ... Country State County Providence Government  - Mayor Michael Napolitano Area  - City 29. ...

Vermont

Common languages: Abnaki, Mahican This article is about the U.S. state. ... Abenaki wigwam with birch bark covering The Abenaki (also Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans belonging to the Algonquian peoples of the Northeast portion of North America. ... Mahicans settled the Hudson River south of the Mohawk River, moved east to Massachusetts, then to Wisconsin. ...

    • Ascutney: (Abnaki) "at the end of the river fork"
    • Lake Bomoseen (and town): (Abnaki) "keeper of ceremonial fire"
    • Hoosac Mountains: (Mahican) "stone place"
    • Hoosic River
    • Lake Iroquois: (Abnaki-French) "real adders" (describing western enemies of Abnaki)
    • Jamaica: (Natick) "beaver"
    • Maquam Bay
    • Lake Memphramagog: (Abnaki) "where there is great expanse of water"
    • Mettawee River
    • Missisquoi River: tribal name
    • Monadnock Mountain: (Abnaki) "at the mountain which sticks up like an island" (see New Hampshire)
    • Moosalamoo Mountain: (Abnaki) "moose trail"
    • Netop Mountain: (Natick) "my friend"
    • Nickwaket Mountain: (Abnaki) "at the fork" or "home of squirrels"
    • Nulhegan River: (Abnaki) "log trap" or "deadfall"
    • Ottauquechee River: (uncertain - Natick?) "swift mountain stream"
    • Passumpsic River (and town): (Abnaki) "flowing over clear, sandy bottom"
    • Pico Peak: (possibly Abnaki) "the pass/opening"
    • Pompanoosuc: (Abnaki) abbreviation of Ompompanoosuc "mushy/quaky land"
    • Popasquash Island
    • Quechee: abbreviation of Ottauquechee
    • Queneska Island: (Abnaki) "elbow" or "long joint"
    • Walloomsac River
    • Winooski River (and town): (Abnaki) "wild onions"
  • Former names:
    • Mozodepo wadso: (Abnaki) "moose-head mountain" Mount Mansfield
    • Tawakbodee-esso wadso: (Abnaki) "resting place/sit-down mountain" Camel's Hump

Ascutney is an unincorporated village in the town of Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont. ... The Hoosic River is a tributary of the Hudson River, 70 miles (113 km ) long, in the northeastern United States. ... For other uses, see Iroquois (disambiguation). ... Mettawee River is a river near North Granville, New York in the United States. ... The Missisquoi River is a tributary of Lake Champlain, approximately 80 mi (130 km) long, in northern Vermont in the United States and southern Quebec in Canada. ... A monadnock or inselberg is an isolated hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. ... The Ottauquechee River flowing from a hydroelectric facility downstream of North Hartland Lake. ... Quechee is a village in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont. ... The Walloomsac River (pronunciation: WAWL-oom-sik) is a tributary of the Hoosic River, 30 miles (48 km) in length, in the northeastern United States. ... The Winooski River is a tributary of Lake Champlain, approximately 90 miles (145 km) long, in northern Vermont in the United States. ... Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in the U.S. State of Vermont. ... Camels Hump is Vermonts third highest mountain (and its highest undeveloped peak), but because of its distinctive profile, perhaps the states most recognized mountain. ...

See also

This list of place names in Canada of Aboriginal origin contains Canadian places whose names originate from the words of the First Nations, Métis, or Inuit, collectively referred to as Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ... Many places throughout North and South America take their names from the languages of the indigenous inhabitants of the area. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ...

References

  • Bright, William (2004). Native American Place Names of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Huden, John C. (1962) Indian Place Names of New England, Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation

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