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Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. et-TOH-be-koh(Iroquoian)  [key]
Other Forms FormsAtobecoake, Wadoopikaang

Meaning & History

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.
Added 6/2/2019 by picajay
Edited 6/2/2019 by picajay