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Book: Understanding Indian Place Names in Southern New England by Frank Waabu O'Brien

Book Review: Understanding Indian Place Names in Southern New England by Frank Waabu O'Brien

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categories: Book, New England, American Indian People, Ancient Footprints, American Indian Words, Tribes, Indian Terms, Dictionary, Misspellings, Linguistics, Native American, American Indian

Author: Frank Waabu O'Brien
Publisher: Bauu Institute
Brand: Brand: Bauu Institute

 Understanding Indian Place Names In Southern New England

Indian place names in New England (Algonquian languages) are of interest to many people if for no other reason than idle curiosity. Here is a book that sheds light on the issues in translating these mysterious words that go back thousands of years, long before Europeans arrived unannounced with the Bible and Manifest Destiny in their hearts.

The Dictionary and Appendix give readers the key to unlock the meaning of many Indian place names which often are very poorly spelled and thus hard to unravel. I enjoyed it very much since I love language and etymological analysis of the original meaning of words. The languages of the region are very highly structured and simple in their descriptive power to capture the essence of the landscape they dwelled upon and worshipped. [by Mastamakwah]

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