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Type Body of Water
Usage Lenape
Pronounced Pron. AL-ə-gay-nee  [key]
Other Forms FormsAllegeny

Meaning & History

The name Allegheny may come from Lenape welhik hane or oolikhanna, which means 'best flowing river of the hills' or 'beautiful stream', and from a Lenape account of an ancient mythical tribe called "Allegewi", who lived along the river before being taken over by the Lenape.
Added 5/31/2021 by amanh