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The Composition of Indian Geographical Names - Illustrated from the Algonkin Languages by J. Hammond (James Hammond) Trumbull
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THE COMPOSITION OF

INDIAN GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES,

ILLUSTRATED FROM THE

ALGONKIN LANGUAGES.


BY J. HAMMOND TRUMBULL.


PRESS OF
CASE, LOCKWOOD & BRAINARD,
Hartford, Conn.


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ON THE COMPOSITION OF

INDIAN GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES.


A proper name has been defined to be "a mere mark put upon an
individual, and of which it is the characteristic property _to be
destitute of meaning_."[1] If we accept this definition, it follows