Wyandotte Street

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Wyandotte Street
Neighborhoods Crawford-Roberts, West Oakland
Origin of name Wyandot people

Wyandotte Street is named for the Wyandot people.[1][2][3] The Wyandots, also called the Huron, came from the north shore of Lake Ontario; many today live in Quebec and Oklahoma. Their own name for themselves is Wę́dat, which may be a shortening of a longer name corresponding to the Mohawk word skawę́:nat, meaning "one language," or tsha'tekawę́nat, meaning "the same language." Other possibilities include the Wyandot words wendat, meaning "forest," or yandata, meaning "village." Wyandotte is a variant spelling.[4]


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  4. William Bright. Native American Placenames of the United States, p. 575. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4. [view source]bright