Lakota Sioux: Peaks of Otter

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by lexipaco, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. lexipaco New Member

    Bedford, VA
    Colombian Spanish
    How do you say "Peaks of Otter" in Lakota Sioux and/or any other Siouan languages?
     
  2. L'irlandais

    L'irlandais Senior Member

    Dreyeckland/Alsace region
    Ireland: English-speaking ♂
    Hello lexipaco,
    Welcome to the "other language" forums.
    I don't speak any of those languages ; but it does seem that the jury is still out on the origins of the placename "Peaks of Otter" in Bedford Co. VA.
    A Cherokee Tribe is known to have lived there in the late 1700's or early 1800's.
     
  3. lexipaco New Member

    Bedford, VA
    Colombian Spanish
    Thank you, L'irlandais (or should I say "merci")
    Although the Cherokee were nearby and may have sojourned in the area, the occupants at the time of European contacts were the Tutelo and the Saponi, Siouan-speaking groups now extinct.
    Cheers!
     
  4. L'irlandais

    L'irlandais Senior Member

    Dreyeckland/Alsace region
    Ireland: English-speaking ♂
    Hi again,
    Don't mention it. (My french is okay now, after 10 years here.)

    Perhaps you might have more luck on these Lakota forums.
    Personally, I feel these people would, (just like the Cherokee "high places",) have called the place by their own name, with no connection to the white man's toponym.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011

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