Mamaroneck

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From an Algonquian name. Nora Thompson Dean suggested Unami mehëmalunèk (place to dance); Whritenour suggested the more plausible Munsee maamaalahneek (striped stream),[1] from maamaaleew (to be striped).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (/məˈmɑrənɛk/

Proper noun[edit]

Mamaroneck

  1. A town located on the Long Island Sound in Westchester County, New York, on land purchased from Native Americans in 1661.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert S. Grumet, Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names of Greater New York
  2. ^ William Bright, Native American Placenames of the United States