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Type Settlement
Usage English

Meaning & History

The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water". This refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. However, the word "Toronto", meaning "plenty" also appears in a French lexicon of the Huron language in 1632, and appeared on French maps referring to various locations, including Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, and several rivers.
Added 1/25/2017 by lilolaf
Edited 4/8/2021 by Frollein Gladys

See Also

User submission Torontó