are or were used by the various indigenous peoples who inhabited North and South America.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
CELILO (Body of Water) Native American
Means: echo of falling water. A famous waterfall used as a Native American fishing ground.
CUZCO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Spanish), Quechua (Spanish), Spanish (Archaic)
Traditional spelling of Cusco
, a city in Peru which was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco
is the Hispanicized form of Quechua Qusqu
meaning "rock, boundary stone; heap of earth and stones; nucleus; navel; bed, dry bed of a lake".
ETOBICOKE (Settlement) Iroquois (Anglicized), Algonquin (Anglicized)
From the Mississagua name for the area, wah-do-be-kang (wadoopikaang), and means "the place where alders grow". Anglicized by Augustus Jones as 'ato-be-coake', but adopted by John Graves Simcoe as 'Etobicoke' in 1795.
KALISPELL (Other) Salishan (Rare)
The name Kalispell is a Salishan (Salish) word meaning "flat land above the lake". Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
MISSISSAUGA (Region) Ojibwe
From the Anishinaabe word misi-zaagiing
, meaning "Those at the Great River Mouth". Name of the Mississauga tribe, and now a name of a Toronto suburb. Closely related to the Ojibwe word misswezahging
, mean "river of many outlets".
WAUSAU (Region & Settlement) Native American (Latinized, Rare)
Term used in many Native American languages with varying similar meanings such as "to see from a distance" or "to hear from a distance." It was the Native American name for a valley in central Wisconsin that is still refered to as such by locals... [more]