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What does clackamas mean in the Native language?

Asked by grapejelly (7points) June 20th, 2009

there are inactive volcanoes in the area too.

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Ivan's avatar

Which native language?

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Do you mean Clackamas county in Oregon? If so, it was apparently the name of the Native Americans that inhabited the region.

If not, well… sorry! That’s all I could find googling.

jrpowell's avatar

The Clackamas Indians were a tribe of American Indians of the American state of Oregon. It is a county around Portland Oregon.

I live there.

edit :: D’oh, I’m in Multnomah County.

lillycoyote's avatar

It probably means “the people” or something like that in whatever language the Clackamas indians spoke language or not. :)

Harp's avatar

This source says that “Clackamas” is a corruption of the name by which they called themselves, “Guithla’kimas”, but that the significance of the name is unknown.

jrpowell's avatar

Sorry, I misread the question.

grapejelly's avatar

wow, that is really cool. thanks.

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